GWU white professor pens wild confession she lied about being black throughout her adult life

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It pays to be black — fake black, that is.

Meet George Washington University professor Jessica A. Krug, a standard white person who it appears has been pretending to be black all her adult life for the benefits, some of them financial, just like her predecessors Shaun King and Rachel Dolezal.

In a stunning blog post published in Medium on Thursday, the professor of African and Latin American studies outed herself as a self-identified “culture leech.”

“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 US rooted Blackness, then Caribbean rooted Bronx Blackness,” she wrote.

“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 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.”

And she’s benefited financially from this lie — bigly.

“Jessica A Krug took financial support from cultural institutions such as the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for a book she wrote about fugitive resistance to the transatlantic slave trade,” The Guardian has confirmed.

She also has a 2018 book, “Fugitive Modernities,” which reportedly contains this blurb in the acknowledgments:

“My ancestors, unknown, unnamed, who bled life into a future they had no reason to believe could or should exist. My brother, the fastest, the smartest, the most charming of us all. Those whose names I cannot say for their own safety, whether in my barrio, in Angola, or in Brazil.”

In her blog post, Krug attributed her shady behavior to “unaddressed mental health demons.”

“Mental health issues likely explain why I assumed a false identity initially, as a youth, and why I continued and developed it for so long; the mental health professionals from whom I have been so belatedly seeking help assure me that this is a common response to some of the severe trauma that marked my early childhood and teen years,” she wrote.

To be clear, grown white people pretending to be something they’re not isn’t “a common response” to anything …

Despite the excuse, she did ultimately kind of own up to her insanity.

“But mental health issues can never, will never, neither explain nor justify, neither condone nor excuse, that, in spite of knowing and regularly critiquing any and every non-Black person who appropriates from Black people, my false identity was crafted entirely from the fabric of Black lives,” she wrote.

“That I claimed belonging with living people and ancestors to whom and for whom my being is always a threat at best and a death sentence at worst. I am not a culture vulture. I am a culture leech.”

She added, “I should absolutely be cancelled. No. I don’t write in passive voice, ever, because I believe we must name power. So. You should absolutely cancel me, and I absolutely cancel myself.”

However, her apology did nothing to quell the rising anger in the black community, which over the past five years has witnessed multiple “black people” be outed as frauds.


To be fair, her loudest critics appear to be left-wingers, and according to left-wing orthodoxy, it’s perfectly fine for a 300-pound bearded man to pretend to be a woman. And so what exactly makes it wrong for a white woman to pretend to be black?

There is one small difference, though. Besides just pretending to be something she’s not, Krug has also had a tendency to sanctimoniously lecture her fellow white people.

Case in point: The video below purports to show this same woman lecturing her fellow whites at an online New York City Council hearing about a bunch of random stuff, including “gentrification,” the police, etc.


“I also want to call out all these white New Yorkers who waited four hours with us to be able to speak and that did not yield their time to black and brown indigenous New Yorkers,” she said at one point in the spiel.

Yet as demonstrated by the video, she, a white woman, didn’t yield her time to her black and brown peers. Wasup with that!?

According to reports, George Washington University is currently looking into this scandal. It’s unclear if Krug will lose her position there.

It’s also unclear, as noted by the YouTuber below, how in the world anyone ever mistook Krug for a black woman given that “SHE DOESN’T LOOK BLACK AT ALL!”

No kidding!


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