"I'm quitting myself": The professor of African history at GW Universtiy admits that she is indeed WHITE and has lied to her friends and colleagues in an embarrassed online post throughout her career
A professor of African history at George Washington University who has been publicly identified as black has now admitted that she is indeed white.
Jessica Krug revealed in a bombshell medium post Thursday that she lied about being black throughout her career and admitted to deceiving her friends and colleagues.
"For most of my adult life, every move I've made, every relationship I've built, is rooted in the napalm soil of lies," she wrote.
& # 39; To an escalating extent throughout my adult life, I have shunned my lived experience as a white Jewish child in the suburbs of Kansas City under various assumed identities within a blackness that I couldn't maintain: first North African black, then US-rooted blackness , then the Caribbean was rooted in the Bronx Blackness. & # 39;
In her blog post, Krug said she fought "unaddressed mental health demons" all her life and initially assumed a false identity as a child.
Jessica Krug announced Thursday that she lied about being black throughout her career
She wrote that her mental health problems could never explain or justify why she pretended to be black.
Krug described himself as a "culture leech" and a "coward".
"I thought about ending these lies for many years, but my cowardice has always been more powerful than my ethics," she said.
& # 39; I know right about wrong. I know the story. I know power. I am a coward. There is no ignorance, no innocence, nothing to assert, nothing to defend. I've moved wrong in every way for years.
"You should definitely cancel me, and I definitely cancel myself."
She admitted that she was unlikely to be able to repair a relationship she made because of her lies.
"I built my life on a violent anti-black lie and lied in every breath I took," she said.
It commemorates the Rachel Dolezal scandal – a former NAACP leader in Washington state who was exposed in 2015 as a white woman pretending to be black.
Krug has been teaching courses on African history at GWU since 2012. She has also written several books and essays on black culture.
Following the revelations in her post, Krug has since been slammed on Twitter by several black writers and scholars with whom she has been in contact throughout her career.
Krug has been teaching courses on African history at GWU since 2012. She is pictured above during a panel discussion on African Studies at Columbia University last year
Krug, pictured above at the Haiti Embassy in Washington, DC, in 2017, has written several books and essays on black culture