Culture Wars/Current Controversies

African American history professor admits she lied by saying she was Black for years

So what? Why can’t “transracial” be a thing? The solution to both homogenized globalization (McDonaldization of the world) and authoritarian multiculturalism is actual diversity. Diversity not only on steroids but on crystal meth.

By J. Edward Moreno

The Hill

Jessica Krug, a professor of African American history at George Washington University, admitted in a blog post Thursday that she has for years lied about her identity by saying that she was Black.

The academic said that throughout her life she “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 US rooted Blackness, then Caribbean rooted Bronx Blackness.”

In her bio on Essence, Krug called herself “an unrepentant and unreformed child of the hood” and said she is “boricua,” which means Puerto Rican, The Washington Post noted. Krug’s posts appear to have been taken down from the site.


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