Cali-Spanish by way of Africa

LA Times' Column One today recoats the ethnicity picture of Los Angeles Spanish bluebloods. According to various people who have looked into their own genetic pasts, a significant portion of them have black blood. Because the original settlers were a multi-culti clan of Indians, black former slaves, Mestizos and Spaniards.

John Mitchell writes:

More than half of the city's original settlers [have] traced all or part of their heritage to Africa.

As one story subject, Robert Lopez, put it:

The only way I could come from Spain would be on a 747.

Move over, the Jeffersons.

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