Article originally appeared on nypost.com.
A Muslim progressive activist who has allegedly been lying for years about her ethnic identify, claiming to be a woman of color, has resigned from her position as senior inclusion officer of a Philadelphia-based social justice group.
“Raquel Saraswati, who is facing public allegations that she misrepresented her background and past associations, has informed us of her intention to separate from the organization,” American Friends Service Committee rep Layne Mullett told USA Today.
Saraswati, 39, who was born Rachel Elizabeth Seidel, was the chief equity, inclusion and culture officer of the Philadelphia-based, progressive Quaker group that fights “violence, inequality and oppression.”
She was recently outed by the Intercept for pretending to be of Latin, South Asian and Arab descent — and her mother, Carol Perone, told the outlet that the woman is actually of British, German and Italian lineage.
Raquel Saraswati, the Muslim progressive …
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