Originally Posted by Tacit Ronin
Fury made a deal with the devil to bring Coulson back. The compromise? The devil was fed up of the lack of diversity in the Avengers and demanded that Fury be black. Fury, inclined more to his former colleague who died needlessly over his pigmentation, chose to become a brotha. Yes, Nick Fury was actually David Hasselhoff in the beginning, but the Devil's workings have made us retroactively perceive him as being Samuel Jackson.
Two birds, one stone.
But Fury was black before Coulson died.