A history professor at George Washington University has revealed that she is a white woman from Kansas City after pretending to be a black woman her entire career.
38-year-old Jessica Krug admitted that she has lied about being black and admitted to deceiving her colleagues and friends.
In the Medium post titled ‘The Truth, and the Anti-Black Violence of My Lies,’ Krug said she is white, Jewish, and was raised in Kansas City.
“For the better part of my adult life, every move I’ve made, every relationship I’ve formed, has been rooted in the napalm toxic soil of lies,” the African American history professor wrote.
“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.”
In a video she shared in June under her pseudonym Jessica La Bombalera, the professor denounces ‘all these white New Yorkers who waited four hours with us to be able to speak and then did not yield their time for Black and Brown indigenous New Yorkers.”
Krug added: “Much power to all my siblings who were standing up, my black and brown siblings who were standing.”
In the acknowledgment of her book Fugitive Modernities, Krug wrote: “My ancestors, unknown, unnamed, who bled life into a future they had no reason to believe could or should exist…Those whose names I cannot say for their own safety, whether in my barrio, in Angola, or in Brazil.”
Krug described herself as a ‘coward’ and a ‘culture leech.’ According to The Guardian, she has taken financial support from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
“I have thought about ending these lies many times over many years, but my cowardice was always more powerful than my ethics,” she wrote in her Medium post. “I know right from wrong. I know history. I know power. I am a coward. There is no ignorance, no innocence, nothing to claim, nothing to defend. I have moved wrong in every way for years.
“You should absolutely cancel me, and I absolutely cancel myself.
“I have built my life on a violent anti-Black lie, and I have lied in every breath I have taken.”
She continued: “I have not lived a double life. There is no parallel form of my adulthood connected to white people or a white community or an alternative white identity. I have lived this lie, fully, completely, with no exit plan or strategy.
“I have built only this life, a life within which I have operated with a radical sense of ethics, of right and wrong, and with rage, rooted in Black power, an ideology which every person should support, but to which I have no possible claim as my own.”
Krug added: “To everyone who trusted me, who fought for me, who vouched for me, who loved me, who is feeling shock and betrayal and rage and bone marrow deep hurt and confusion, violation in this world and beyond: I beg you, please, do not question your own judgment or doubt yourself. You were not naive. I was audaciously deceptive.”
What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments section and SHARE this story with your friends and family!
Recommended Video For You!
“Students Collect Money To Surprise Teacher Who’s Been Sleeping In The School”