Satchuel Cole, a prominent Black Lives Matter in Indiana, has apologized for misleading people after it was revealed that Cole was white.
“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.” Cole posted on Facebook. “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.”