A white male professor from the University of New Hampshire has been booted from the classroom, for posing as a “woman of color”– the latest in a growing trend of race fakers.
Craig Chapman allegedly secretly tweeted under the name The Science Femme and handle @piney_the to rail against the left, transgender and even people of color to his more than 13,000 followers.
In one post on June 30, The Science Femme, who purported to be a professor, tweeted, “I was successful in killing my dept’s woke statement on recent social unrest,” calling it “a toxic ideology that cannot be given an inch,” according to the student paper The New Hampshire.
The account boasted “removing all woke terminology from the statement including anti-racism, white supremacy, white privilege, and claims of systemic racism.”
The Science Femme’s account, as well as Chapman’s personal account, have since been deleted.
But screenshots show The Science Femme repeatedly responded “I’m a woman of color” in counter-arguments online — including in September, when one user accused The Science Femme of attacking people of color, the Daily Beast reported.
“You know I’m a woman of color, right? Racist,” the bogus account replied.
In other posts, The Science Femme claimed to be “an immigrant woman of color who grew up in poverty, sleeping on a dirt floor.”
The account also targeted real women working in science, users told the Daily Beast.
Chapman, who teaches chemistry at UNH, blew up his secret identity on Twitter — with a tweet about his brother’s brewery, Pinelands Brewing in New Jersey, which was posted on both The Science Femme and his own personal account.
He also posted the same photo of several coffeemakers on both accounts, with nearly the same caption, Twitter sleuths noticed.
UNH told the Daily Beast that it was probing the bizarre incident.
“UNH was recently made aware of allegations on social media about a member of its faculty,” a spokesperson told the outlet. “We are deeply troubled by what we’ve learned so far and immediately launched an investigation. The employee at the center of allegations on social media is on leave and not in the classroom. In order to protect the integrity of the ongoing investigation the university is unable to comment further.”
Chapman did not return multiple requests for comment from the Daily Beast.
He is the latest in a series of white people — including academics — who have faked their race.
Last month, Black Lives Matter organizer Satchuel Cole, who is white, admitted she’d been pretending to be black for years and promised to seek help.
Jessica Krug, a George Washington University professor of African American studies, also recently confessed her whiteness — after posing as a black woman for years.
And CV Vitolo-Haddad, a grad student at the University of Wisconsin Madison, stepped down from her teaching position after it emerged that she falsely posed as black and Latino.
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