The Spanish Myth – NPR

From NPR: “With the advent of genealogical DNA testing, many people who consider themselves “Hispano,” or direct descendants of Spanish settlers, are trying to find out exactly how much Spanish blood they have.”

To the surprise of nobody (but the “hispanos” themselves), New Mexican history is far more diverse and fascinating than anyone will admit. This story offers a look into the false histprical narrative that many New Mexican “hispanos” continue to embrace – and what happens when that myth is shattered.