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Zoe Saldana

Known for her starring role in the films Avatar and Colombiana , actress Zoe Saldana was born Zoe Yadira Saldaña Nazario to Dominican and Puerto Rican parents. In a 2010 issue of Siempre Mujer Magazine, Saldana shared her thoughts on racial categories, saying: "I'm just Zoe. Not a little bit Dominican, not a little bit Puerto Rican, none of that silliness... As a Latina, I think we should be very proud of our heritage. We tend to look for European roots and reject the indigenous and the African, and that is disgusting. Being Latin is a mix of everything. I want my people to not be as insecure, and to adore what we are because it's beautiful." We 100 percent agree!

Known for her starring role in the films Avatar and Colombiana , actress Zoe Saldana was born Zoe Yadira Saldaña Nazario to Dominican and Puerto Rican parents. In a 2010 issue of Siempre Mujer Magazine, Saldana shared her thoughts on racial categories, saying: "I'm just Zoe. Not a little bit Dominican, not a little bit Puerto Rican, none of that silliness... As a Latina, I think we should be very proud of our heritage. We tend to look for European roots and reject the indigenous and the African, and that is disgusting. Being Latin is a mix of everything. I want my people to not be as insecure, and to adore what we are because it's beautiful." We 100 percent agree!

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