White Professor Admits She Pretended to Be Black: ‘I Absolutely Cancel Myself’

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    In a scenario reminiscent of the Rachel Dolezal scandal, an African history professor at George Washington University has admitted to pretending to be a Black woman throughout her career.“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,” Jessica A. Krug confessed in a post on Medium. “I am not a culture vulture. I am a culture leech,” Krug wrote, saying she’s been battling “unaddressed mental health demons” for her entire life. Krug said mental health issues could never “explain nor justify, neither condone nor excuse” her false identity. Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here

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