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Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat, made the reveal on Sunday evening at a Jackson Heights synagogue in Queens, telling the crowd that “a very, very long time ago, generations and generations ago, my family consisted of Sephardic Jews.”

She dated her ancestry to those who had to flee Europe during the Spanish Inquisition more than 500 years ago, and sought refuge in the New World. “Some of those people landed in Puerto Rico,” she explained.

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“But to be Puerto Rican is to be the descendant of: African Moors + slaves, Taino Indians, Spanish colonizers, Jewish refugees, and likely others. We are all of these things and something else all at once — we are Boricua.”


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/10/nyregion/ocasio-cortez-je...

She's one of the new young progressives in Congress, the most talked about and assertive. I love that attention is drawn to the Jewish background of some Latinxs. On my paternal grandfather's side, I'm descended from Sephardic Jews.
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