Another Blackfishing bandit has been caught white handed!
Satchuel Cole, a purported black community organizer for Black Lives Matter in Indiana, just copped to “black-fishing”—pretending to be of African American descent—on Facebook, and has vowed to “seek help,” per reports.
“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. 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,” said Cole, 45, born female—to white parents—but identifies as non-binary.
“I am sorry for the harm I have caused. I am sorry for the hurt and betrayal. I will do what I can to show that I want to be a better person,” she wrote.
Cole—real name Jennifer Benton—was appointed vice-president of a well-known, but now defunct, equal-rights organization, Don’t Sleep, and was also named spokesperson for the family of Aaron Bailey, who was shot and killed by Indianapolis police during a traffic stop.