White professor shares revelation.
Blog King, Mass Appeal
KANSAS CITY — Jessica Krug, a white professor at George Washington University, is catching hell for pretending to be black her entire adult life. No bullsh*t. Even family members didn’t have a clue. Now they’re ashamed. Jessica, a native of Kansas City, taught African and Latin American Studies. The Rachel Dolezal wannabe made the head-scratching confession Thursday morning in an essay via Medium.com. “To an escalating degree over my adult life, I have eschewed my lived experience as a white Jewish child in suburban Kansas City under various assumed identities within a Blackness that I had no right to claim: first North African Blackness, then U.S. rooted Blackness, then Caribbean rooted Bronx Blackness,” Jessica wrote.
An associate professor at George Washington University, Jessica A. Krug wrote extensively about Africa, Latin America, the diaspora and identity, all while portraying herself as Black. But the whole time, she was lying. She is White. https://t.co/SFQ33nAUx1
— CNN (@CNN) September 4, 2020
“I have not only claimed these identities as my own when I had absolutely no right to do so — when doing so is the very epitome of violence, of thievery and appropriation, of the myriad of ways in which non-Black people continue to use and abuse Black identities and cultures — but I have formed intimate relationships with loving, compassionate people who have trusted and cared for me when I have deserved neither trust nor caring.”
“I am not a culture vulture. I am a culture leech,” Jessica continued.
“You should absolutely cancel me, and I absolutely cancel myself.”
Jessica, 38, skipped her mother’s funeral in 2013 to avoid getting caught.
She also wrote “Fugitive Modernities” — a book about slavery.
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Is she a culture leech?
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