It continued, “We hope that with this update our community can heal and start moving forward.”
Krugh, a history professor formerly specializing in Africa and Latin America, has not returned a request for comment.
A student at GWU, who had a class with Krug, told CNN that she posed as an Afro-Latina woman from the Bronx.
Exactly one day after the essay was published, GWU announced that Krug would no longer be teaching for the semester, while the university reviewed the situation.
Krug apologized for his “continued appropriation for Black Caribbean identity”, stating that he was wrong, immoral, immoral, black and colonial.
“I am not a culture vulture,” she wrote. “I am a culture leech.”