Jessica Krug skipped her own mother’s funeral in 2013 – and now family members are suggesting the college professor was a no-show because she didn’t want to be caught like she was a black woman.
“It was a terrible thing. She didn’t even offer any excuse, ”a family friend told DailyMail.com for skipping the memorial for Sherry Krug who died of pneumonia at the age of 65 in Albany. “And maybe now we know why. I am not aware of anyone in the family having had contact with her since then. “
She also did not visit her sick mother in the hospital.
Krug, 38, is a professor of African history at George Washington University in Washington, DC, but will not be teaching this semester and is about to retire after struggling in a medium position Thursday. Critics say it only got clean because it was found out. The other faculties said she should resign or be stripped of her term.
The family friend said her family continued to be proud of her academic achievements but was saddened by their lack of contact. Little did they know she was posing as black until they were contacted by reporters this week, the Daily Mail reported.
“She was blonde when I last saw her,”
He said that people seem to be looking for what made them act this way. “But you have to understand that we have no idea.” Krug grew up in a white Jewish family in Kansas City, Missouri.
Family members were now concerned about what might happen to Krug given the widespread racist settlement in the US.
“There’s no shortage of stupid and crazy out there and I’m worried about your safety,” he added. “If she wanted to reach us to come home, we would never say no.”
Other family members are not so forgiving. Her sister-in-law told CNN that she had not met Krug, who had been estranged from her brother for 20 years, and that Krug was not welcome in her household. “Our last name is tarnished, and my husband and I just want to scream our eyes out now. I can only imagine my father-in-law rolling around in his grave. “
Her parents divorced in her childhood and her father died in Las Vegas in 2017.