Magazine October 5, 2020, Issue

The Sneetchification of America

Women protest outside NAACP headquarters following Rachel Dolezal’s resignation, Spokane, Wash., June 15, 2015. (David Ryder/Reuters)

In case you were wondering what misdeeds could theoretically cause an aggressively woke tenured college professor to lose her job, we now have an answer: pretending to be black. Jessica Krug, formerly respected professor in the George Washington University history department, is today herself history, after writing a now-famous Medium post in which she proclaimed, “You should absolutely cancel me, and I absolutely cancel myself” while confessing faking blackness for years. Krug, who specialized in Africana, now allows that she is white and Jewish and hails from the Miracle Whip–white suburbs of Kansas City. Photos suggest Krug was darkening her

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