University of Wisconsin-Madison resigns from teaching job after lying about being black


A student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has resigned from a teaching role after admitting to lying about being black.

CV Vitolo-Hadad, which identifies as non-binary and goes by the pronoun ‘they’ or ‘them’, on many occasions pretends to be black or Latino, although the teacher is actually Southern Italian and Sicily.

Vitolo-Hadad failed to correct people’s perceptions about racial identity, ‘entered the black organizing space’ and did not say so on three occasions when others asked about being black.

Vitolo-Hadad confessed to the deception in two medium blog posts and apologized for ‘every heartbreak and betrayal’ due to false claims.

The graduate left a teaching assistant job at the university as well as the role of co-president of the Teaching Assistant Association (TAA).

The revelation comes weeks after she was publicly shamed by white George Washington University associate professor Jessica Krug after admitting she had been pretending to be black for the rest of her career.

Wisconsin-Madison graduate student CV Vitolo-Hadad (pictured) has resigned from a teaching role after admitting to lying about being black

Vitolo-Hadad published a blog on Medium on 6 September apologizing for taking some ‘very wrong turns’ and deceiving people on racial identity.

In trying to sort through parts of ‘Who Am I’, I have taken some very wrong turns. Vitol-Hadad wrote, “I never really owned them, nor did they recognize the mark of damage behind me.”

The graduate student stated that others have crazy assumptions on genealogy and were not corrected.

‘I have speculated about my ancestors that the answers I wanted were made but could not be proved. Vitolo-Hadad wrote, “I should have accepted it when I corrected people.

Vitolo-Hadad vowed to ‘break the heart and make amends for every ounce of betrayal’ due to false claims.

In a second follow-up medium post on 8 September, a graduate student at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication gave specific examples where Vitol-Hadad had deceived others about his racial identity and elaborated on confusion over identity had to go.

Vitolo-Hadad is southern Italian / Sicilian but with ‘people had seen me’.

CV Vitolo-Hadad admitted that he pretended to be black or Latina on several occasions

CV Vitolo-Haddad is actually southern Italian and Sicily

CV Vitolo-Hadad, who identifies as non-binary, pretends to be black or Latino on many occasions, despite being Southern Italian and Sicilian.

Vitolo-Hadad failed to correct people's perceptions about racial identity, 'entered the black organizing space' and did not say so on three occasions when others asked about being black.

Vitolo-Hadad failed to correct people’s perceptions about racial identity, ‘entered the black organizing space’ and did not say so on three occasions when others asked about being black.

Vitolo-Hadad apologized for the deception in two blog posts and left roles as an assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (pictured) and co-chairman of the Association of Teaching Assistants (TAA)

Vitolo-Hadad apologized for the deception in two blog posts and left roles as an assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (pictured) and co-chairman of the Association of Teaching Assistants (TAA)

Vitolo-Hadad recalled three different instances where other people asked about being black and said no.

‘When I was asked if I identify as Black, my answer should always be’ No ‘. Vitol-Hadad wrote, “I said there were three different examples.

‘I should not have adopted any identity outside of what I know.’

Vitolo-Hadad did not accept lying, but acknowledged the need to ‘clarify his identity’ on these occasions.

Vitolo-Hadad admitted on several occasions to be in ‘Black Organizing Space That I’m Not Too’.

‘That deception was parasitic and harmful. I want to recognize those moments and explain what I should have done differently, ‘Vitolo-Hadad wrote.

In the second post, Vitolo-Hadad parents were blamed for ‘conflicting stories’ about the family’s legacy.

Vitolo-Hadad published a blog on Medium on 6 September and another blog on 8 September

Vitolo-Hadad published a blog on Medium on 6 September and another blog on 8 September

Vitolo-Haddad wrote, “I want to apologize for lying about the Cuban roots and later see myself as attached to people’s perceptions of me, although this does not provide any answer.” ”

Vitolo-Hadad admitted to having fudged an ‘unreliable and unproven family history’ and did not call it untrue.

‘What I know now is that perception is not reality. Race is not flat, it is a social construction wave with contrasts, ‘Vitolo-Hadad wrote.

‘There was never a need to separate yourself from whiteness to fight casteism. In fact, it shifted away from this cause by centering my experience. ‘

Vitolo-Hadad resigned from the university’s job and role in the union, stating that ‘education is based on the foundation of trust and accountability, and until I make a repair that I should not teach’.

Vitolo-Hadad insisted on never identifying as non-white on paper or attempting to benefit from education scholarships or awards for people of color.

UW-Madison Representative Meredith McGlone confirmed to the Daily Cardinal that Vitolo-Hadad had resigned as teaching assistant at the university.

McGlone said in a statement, ‘UW-Madison hopes that people are authentic and accurately represented in all aspects of their academic work.’

Jessica Krug, 38, (pictured), a white professor of African American studies, confessed in a middle position earlier this month that she had been turning black for years.

Jessica Krug, 38, (pictured), a white professor of African American studies, confessed in a middle position earlier this month that she had been turning black for years.

This is not the first incident of ‘race faking’ in educational institutions in recent weeks.

38-year-old Jessica Krug, a white professor of African American studies, confessed at a Medium Post earlier this month that she had been black for years.

The professor at George Washington University admitted that he had cheated colleagues and students for years.

Cragg grew up in Kansas City as a white Jewish child, but assumed a series of distinct Black identities throughout his career, he confessed in a Medium blog post on 3 September.

Krug resigned from his role at the university last week.

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