What is it with these white progressives and their desire to lie about their race? Guess they are ashamed of their “white privilege.”
Or maybe, as they say, liberalism is a mental disorder.
From The Sun: A Black Lives Matter activist is the latest white woman to be exposed as a racial fraud. The activist, who had been going by the name Satchuel Paigelyn Cole, admitted on Wednesday that she’s pretended to be black for years.
She wrote in a Facebook post: “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.”
The admission came after an investigation by Indy Black Live found that Cole was actually a white woman, originally named Jennifer Benton, who had been passing as a light-skinned black woman for a decade.
Her fake name appears to be a reference to Robert Leroy “Satchel” Paige, a legendary black baseball pitcher.
“Satchuel Cole” was highly visible in Indianapolis, Indiana’s racial justice activism, working alongside the leadership of Indy10 Black Lives Matter and the Indianapolis chapter of SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice).
She also founded a food pantry called No Questions Asked and advocated for the families of victims of police brutality.
Community members remarked that Cole had been a well-regarded activist and could have simply contributed to causes without lying about who she was. “What’s so sad is you could have done all the same work and never had to lie to get it done. You just chose to,” local resident Crystal Turner said in a reply to Cole’s Facebook apology.
Cole legally changed her name from Jennifer Benton in 2010, according to legal documents obtained by Black Indy Live.
She claimed to have a black father who she had only learned about later in life, and the website Freedom Indiana even ran an article on her and her alleged long-lost black father.
Allegedly, a black identity wasn’t the only think Benton misappropriated. Indianapolis residents claiming to be victims of various schemes by the faker have emerged, with one accusing her of “misappropriation of thousands of dollars of funding collected by her over the years,” Indy Black Live reported.
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