Teaching Violence on Campus by Noah Rothman
Excerpt: Jessica Krug is canceled—she canceled herself. In a rare move, this celebrated author and professor of politics, ideas, and cultural practices in Africa and the African Diaspora at George Washington University confessed that she had been living a lie by passing herself off as a black woman and, for that, deserved to live in ignominy. Her wish has since been granted. Krug’s self-outing made national headlines, and the scorn to which she’s been subjected has been withering. And yet, the question on everyone’s minds is, how was it possible for Krug to evade critical scrutiny for this long. A survey of some of the material she was expostulating explains why she coasted under the radar: Krug was saying what her colleagues wanted to hear, and what they want to hear is apologia for violent radicalism.