In previous years, more often do Black people pretend to pass as White due to racial injustice. However, recent news reveals a 180-degree turn as another professor was caught faking being a Black woman.
A school’s student newspaper reported a University of New Hampshire (UNH) professor posing as a “woman of color” on his social media, which has since been deleted.
UNH assistant professor Craig Chapman was investigated for allegedly posing as a Black woman on Twitter. He used the name “The Science Femme.” According to the student newspaper, the New Hampshire, Chapman used Twitter handle @piney_the.
Chapman used his fake Twitter account to portray himself as a “Woman of Color” (WOC) and a “Person of Color” (POC). He once tweeted, “I was successful in killing my dept’s woke statement on recent social unrest.”
“It is a toxic ideology that cannot be given an inch,” he continued with other statements.
The professor’s social media account has since been deleted or removed from the Twitter platform. However, an archive of the account’s page shows some of his tweets.
“Privilege? Lol. I’m an immigrant woman of color who grew up in poverty, sleeping on a dirt floor. What a tool you are,” Chapman allegedly wrote in response to another Twitter user.
“You know I’m a woman of color, right? Racist,” he responded.
Craig Chapman teaches Chemistry and an assistant professor in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) of UNH.
The professor was revealed on Reddit and Twitter by someone in the school’s chemistry department. The anonymous source was able to link Chapman to the account through a series of tweets sent to his brother’s brewery.
Glen Miller, UNH Chemistry Department Chair, confirmed Chapman’s linkage.
“We are deeply troubled by what we’ve learned so far and immediately launched an investigation,” said Erika Mantz, UNH spokesperson.
In a released statement, UNH said that it was notified of social media allegations about a faculty member.
“The employee at the center of allegations on social media is on leave and not in the classroom,” continued the spokesperson, adding that the University cannot comment further to protect the integrity of the investigation.