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White GWU Professor Who Admitted to Posing as a Black Woman Has Resigned, School Says

Sounds like discrimination against transracial people.

By Joelle Goldstein


a person with purple hair: Jessica Krug

Jessica Krug, the white professor at George Washington University (GWU) who admitted to pretending to be Black throughout her adult life, has resigned from her position.

In a tweet from GWU on Wednesday, the school announced that Krug’s resignation was “effective immediately” and that her classes this fall semester “will be taught by other faculty members.”

“Students in those courses will receive additional information this week,” the Washington, D.C. university noted in the announcement.

Krug could not be reached by PEOPLE for comment.

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