Why We Shouldn't Be Surprised by Ocasio-Cortez's Jewish Heritage

The congresswoman-elect is one of an estimated 65 million Latin Americans whose Sephardic roots can be traced back to the Expulsion of the Jews from Spain and Portugal a half millennium ago

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When U.S. Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revealed on Sunday her recent discovery of her own Jewish heritage, it should not have been a great shock to anyone.