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Latinos Got Their DNA Tested To See What Their Actual Ancestry Is And Were Shocked


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Latinos come from all walks of life. There are black Latinos, white Latinos, Asian Latinos, Jewish Latinos, and the list goes on and on. We've got a pretty diverse background to say the least. So, Pero Like got their DNA tested to find out more about their genetic ancesty.

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And for the most part, they had a general idea of where they came from based on their ancestor's country of origin. They also recognized that colonialism could skew their results heavily European.

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Curly's parents are from El Salvador, Claudia's parents are from Colombia, Norberto's parents are from Mexico, Gadiel's parents are from the Dominican Republic, and Maya is 4th generation Mexican-American.


It took a couple of weeks to get the DNA analyzed, but finally, Pero Like was about to discover their ancestry results with the help of 23andMe's population geneticist Kasia Bryc.

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Everyone's ancestry was comprised of MANY backgrounds, but here we'll feature the top two percentages for each participant.


In the end, everyone was happy to see their ancestry results. We all have a little bit of everywhere in us and that makes us realize that even though we're proud of our Latinidad, we can also celebrate the humanity that connects us with the world.