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Jessica Krug, White College Professor, Confesses She Lied About Being Black: ‘I Am A Culture Leech’

Jessica Krug, a Jewish white woman from Kansas, has confessed she lied about being black her entire adult life.

I am not a culture vulture. I am a culture leech.

The confession was published on Medium.com on Thursday (September 3).

Jessica is an author and an associate professor at George Washington University, where she is touted as a historian of politics, ideas, and cultural practices in Africa and the African Diaspora, with a particular interest in West Central Africa and maroon societies in the early modern period and Black transnational cultural studies. 

In the five-minute read, Jessica Krug blamed her childhood traumas and her mental health for her decision to “eschew 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.”

Within her confession, Jessica said:

I have built my life on a violent anti-Black lie, and I have lied in every breath I have taken.

She went on to say:

I don’t know how to fix this. I am attempting to lay out a timeline of my deceit to better understand all whom I have violated and how, and to begin to imagine how to restore, to address, to redress… But I can’t fix this.

Read the full article here.

Social Media Reacts

Jessica Krug is trending on Twitter as people react to Racheal Dolezal 2K20.

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Now, Leslie Mac delivered a word…(read her whole thread)!

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Xaviera Bryant is the CEO and Founder of Ice Cream Conversations. She's a self-made entrepreneur with over 13 years of experience as an entertainment writer with integrity...and a sense of humor.
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