In academic news, a George Washington University professor specializing in Africa and the African diaspora has admitted she has lied about being Afro-Latina for years, when in fact she is a white Jewish woman from the suburbs of Kansas City. Jessica Krug made the acknowledgment on Thursday in a column she wrote for Medium titled “The Truth, and the Anti-Black Violence of My Lies.” She said her career was built on a “toxic soil of lies.” She once described herself as a “unrepentant and unreformed child of the hood.” She was also an activist in New York and recently testified by video to the New York City Council.
Jessica Krug: “I also want to call out all these white New Yorkers who waited for hours with us to be able to speak and that did not yield their time to Black and Brown indigenous New Yorkers.”
One of Jessica Krug’s former colleagues, Yarimar Bonilla, has called on her to start a fellowship fund for Afro-Latina scholars and “fund it with at least as much money as she obtained through her lies.”
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