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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revealed she has Jewish roots during a Hanukkah event in New York

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revealed she has Jewish roots during a Hanukkah event in New York

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told a crowd on Sunday, December 9, at Jackson Heights Jewish Center in Queens, New York, that she had Jewish heritage.

Speaking at a Hanukkah candle-lighting event, the 29-year-old US congressional representative said “generations and generations ago, my family consisted of Sephardic Jews.”

“As is the story of Puerto Rico, we are an amalgamation,” she added.

Referencing her comments after the event, Ocasio-Cortez said, “culture isn’t DNA,” but added that “to be Puerto Rican is to be a descendent of African Moors + slaves, Taino Indians, Spanish colonizers, Jewish refugees, and likely others.”

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