A US diversity officer who claimed to be of Latino, South Asian and Arab descent is in fact “white as the driven snow” and has been lying about her name and heritage for years, according to her mother.
Muslim activist Raquel Evita Saraswati, 29, is the chief equity, inclusion and culture officer of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker organization that fights globally for peace and social justice.
But her mother, Carol Perone, says she has “chosen to live a lie”.
“I call her Rachel,” she told The Intercept, adding that she was born Rachel Elizabeth Seidel.
“I don’t know why she’s doing what she’s doing. I’m as white as the driven snow and so is she.
“I’m German and British, and her father was Calabrese Italian. She’s chosen to live a lie, and I find that very, very sad.”
Photographs of Ms Saraswati as a child show her with a much lighter skin complexion. Another family member, who asked not to be identified, confirmed to the Intercept that Ms Saraswati is white.
Oskar Pierre Castro, a human resources professional who helped AFSC hire Ms Saraswati, said the activist presented herself as a “queer, Muslim, multiethnic woman”.
“In my mind it was, ‘great, a person of color, a queer person of color, who happens to be a Muslim and a woman’,” he said.
“It seemed that there was an element of lived experience and understanding because of the lived experience, not just the academic and extra training that come with being in a position where you are an equity and inclusion practitioner.
“I definitely feel conned. I feel deceived,” he told The Intercept.
……She appeared on CNN, Fox News and Right-wing channel Newsmax. In 2013, she also appeared in a film produced by the Clarion Project, an organization the Southern Poverty Law Centre said specialized in “rabidly anti-Muslim films”.
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Elizabeth ‘Fauxcohauntas’ Warren, “Sacheen Littlefeather”, and Rachel Dolezal used fake ethnicity to further their political agendas. Shaun “Talcum X” King is another liberal chameleon who pretends to be black for the sake of political gain and ‘equity’.