First there was Jessica Krug, then CV “They” Vitolo-Haddad, and today there is Satchuel “They” Cole. These white women activists just don’t get that while transgenderism is practically the coolest, most sacred identity imaginable in 2020, transracialism is Worse Than Hitler.
From the Indianapolis Star:
Tim Evans, Natalia E. Contreras, Indianapolis Star
Satchuel Cole, a highly visible community leader advocating for racial and social justice in Indiana, has apologized for misleading people about Cole’s own race, saying “I have taken up space as a Black person while knowing I am white.”
Cole — who uses pronouns they/them
And if you dare joke about how Cole is a they, expect no mercy!
— worked with Indy10 Black Lives Matter and Indy SURJ, apologized and admitted lying in a social media post. Cole, who also was active in the LGBTQ community, did not respond to multiple phone messages and emails from IndyStar this week.
“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,” Cole posted on a Facebook page under the name Satch Paige.
Satchel Paige was the greatest Negro Leagues pitcher, who was the American League rookie of the year at age 42 in 1948.
Here’s a 2017 Indianapolis Star photo and caption of Them:
Back to the Star in 2020:
The apology is the only public post on the page. Cole has at least one other Facebook page, but IndyStar found Cole had used the Satch Paige account as recently as Aug. 31 to post about their work as an apartment manager.
In other words, not an academic like Krug and Vitolo.
Cole’s admission and apology came a day after an expose about Cole’s family and race was published on the website BlackIndyLIVE.com. Laron Anderson, the website’s editor-in-chief, said it was the culmination of long-standing questions he and others had about whether Cole really was Black. Cole had based their racial identity, Anderson said, on a claim that their father was Black.
Cole was a member of Indy10 Black Lives Matter group and in 2017 became the spokesperson for the family of Aaron Bailey, who was shot and killed by IMPD following a traffic stop in June 2017.
Cole had also been involved with DONT SLEEP, a group that advocates for equity and justice in Indianapolis. …
Cole had been vocal about other cases involving police including Eleanor Northington, a woman who died inside a church after a confrontation with IMPD officers last year.
In 2018, Cole founded the No Questions Asked Food Pantry, which has operated in partnership with Indy10 Black Lives Matter, Indy Pride, Queering Indy and Indy Feminists.
This year, Cole was also one of Indy Pride Parade 2020 Grand Marshals.
Cole is the latest in a string of white women who have admitted or been outed for presenting themselves as Black. …
Crystal Turner, who met Cole after moving to Indianapolis from Michigan, said she feels betrayed. Not long after arriving in Indiana she went to a meeting at Cole’s home.
“She said it was to discuss BLM and the first thing I asked was ‘Why is this Black Lives Matter meeting being ran by a white woman?'” Turner recalled. “But she explained her lie of a story and she had enough other people betrayed that they vouched for her. And she would constantly acknowledge she was able to pass for white … and how she had to use that to help others. So I’m sure a lot of people, like I did, just thought she was really aware of her privilege as a biracial Black woman, not that she was a white woman just pretending for years.”
Turner, who has since moved back to Michigan, said Cole claimed her father was Black. The deception caused a lot of collective harm, she added, “especially knowing the personal struggles of the Black women she got close to, still using us for her benefit. She always wanted someone doing something for her.”
Here’s Dylan Matthews of Vox complaining that parts of the media were covering the second leg of this trifecta, They Vitolo:
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Modern journalists tend to be annoyed by interesting but Off-Narrative News, such as this trend of affirmative action cheats, that calls attention to subjects they want to suppress, such as the existence of racial preferences and the widespread denigration of being white.
For example, this phenomenon is pretty similar in interest to the vastly publicized scandal involving wealthy people, some of them celebrities, buying their kids’ admission into colleges. It just happens to be more subversive of The Narrative, more likely to raise unwanted questions about the conventional wisdom on race.