Professor who faked being black resigns

Bye, bye liar.

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports Jessica Krug is no longer part of the George Washington University faculty.

Krug didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

On September 3, Krug, then an associate professor of history, confessed in a Medium post that, for the better part of her adult life, she had “eschewed” her “lived experience” of her white Jewish childhood and instead identified “within a Blackness that I had no right to claim: first North African Blackness, then U.S.-rooted Blackness, then Caribbean-rooted Bronx Blackness.”

She wrote that she had been “battling some unaddressed mental-health demons” but that those issues would never explain or justify her behavior. “There is no ignorance, no innocence, nothing to claim, nothing to defend,” she wrote. “I have moved wrong in every way for years.”

If she’s telling the truth now, she certainly wasn’t before.

Stay out of the academy, liar.

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