Previously, a white African American history professor who reportedly was portraying herself as a Black woman admitted to pretending she was Black. Now, news surfaced about an “activist” named Satchuel Cole admitted on social media that they are a white person who made a career off of acting as if they are a Black person.
The woman, who changed her name to Satcheul Paigelynn Cole, reportedly was a leader in different Black activist circles and was working with Indy10 Black Lives Matter.
Cole reportedly took to Facebook in a now-deleted post and said, “Friends, I need to take accountability for my actions and the harm that I have done. My deception and lies have hurt those I care most about. I have taken up space as a Black person while knowing I am white.”
They continued saying, “I have used Blackness when it was not mine to use. I have asked for support and energy as a Black person. I have caused harm to the city, friends and the work that I held so dear.” This comes after Cole was reportedly the spokesperson for the family of Aaron Bailey, who the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department reportedly murdered during a traffic stop in 2017.