“George Washington University says associate professor Jessica A. Krug has resigned, after a blog post published under her name last week said she had invented several Black identities.
“The blog post stated that Krug is actually a white, Jewish woman from the Midwest, who for years has “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.”
“Krug’s apparent fabrications garnered swift criticism from the academic community. Krug worked in GWU’s history department, focusing on politics and cultural practices in Africa and the African diaspora.
“GWU said in an email to the university community on Wednesday afternoon that her resignation is effective immediately.”
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