The Masquerade

Hugh Ellis Former George Washington University Associate Professor Jessica Krug has been the focus of controversy for the last couple of weeks, after she disclosed in an essay she had, for years, pretended to be black. The Professor, with research interests including, ahem, the effects of colonialism and imperialism, faked various racial identities, including being Algerian-American and Bronx-bred Afro-Puerto Rican. As an activist, she went by the name of ‘La Bombalera’, from Bomba, an Afro-Puerto Rican style of music and dance. In a September 3 blog post, Krug confessed that: ‘I have eschewed my lived experience as a white Jewish…
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