Transracialism is apparently becoming a thing. So be it.
By Kaelan Deese
A University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) graduate student resigned from a teaching position after they admitted on social media to falsely claiming to be a person of color.
CV Vitolo-Haddad apologized for the claims in two posts on the writer platform Medium last week and and said that they were leaving their post as co-president of the university’s Teaching Assistants’ Association (TAA), according to CNN.
“So deeply sorry for the ways you are hurting right now because of me,” Vitolo-Haddad said in a post Sept. 6. “I have let guesses about my ancestry become answers I wanted but couldn’t prove. I have let people make assumptions when I should have corrected them.”
Vitolo-Haddad published a second post on Sept. 11, stating they were of southern Italian/Sicilian heritage.
“It was my choice and error to identify any differently,” they wrote.