Thursday, October 23, 2014

Zoë Saldaña On Why She Wants The Word ‘Ethnic' To Disappear

“I cannot wait until the word ‘ethnic’ is erased from our everyday vocabulary,” the star added. “In America, everything that’s not ‘American’ is ethnic but outside of America everything that is American is ethnic. So in reality there’s no such thing as being darker or lighter, when in reality you’ve just been this way your whole life. Unless you’re comparing me to something, then I’m always going to be taller, smaller, skinnier, bigger or lighter or darker.”

Check out this blog by Carolina Moreno in The Huffington Post on how actress-producer Zoë Saldaña wants to have a particular word erased from the vocabulary and how she advocates creating your own opportunities by clicking here or by viewing the video below.

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