Her name is Jessica Krug and she’s an associate professor of history at George Washington University. Today Krug published post on Medium admitting that her own personal history has been a series of lies. Despite living as a black woman for many years, she is in fact white. Her self-denunciation is so full of SJW buzzwords and assumptions that it’s hard to take it seriously:
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. I have not only claimed these identities as my own when I had absolutely no right to do so — when doing so is the very epitome of violence, of thievery and appropriation, of the myriad ways in which non-Black people continue to use and abuse Black identities and cultures — but I have formed intimate relationships with loving, compassionate people who have trusted and cared for me when I have deserved neither trust nor caring. People have fought together with me and have fought for me, and my continued appropriation of a Black Caribbean identity is not only, in the starkest terms, wrong — unethical, immoral, anti-Black, colonial — but it means that every step I’ve taken has gaslighted those whom I love…
That I claimed belonging with living people and ancestors to whom and for whom my being is always a threat at best and a death sentence at worst.
I am not a culture vulture. I am a culture leech.
“For whom my being is always a threat at best” is some really choice self-hatred. I wonder if even Robin DiAngelo reads this and thinks she’s trying a bit too hard. Eventually, Krug gets around to passing sentence on herself. She says she must be cancelled though she isn’t really sure what that means: