Zoe Saldana Talks Rising Latino Culture In America & Makes A Powerful Point About Immigration


In a new interview with Latina, Zoë Saldana talked about Latin American immigration into the U.S., as well as the fact that Latino culture is on the rise in America — something she couldn't be more excited about. As she told the magazine, "The only true American here is the Native American. Everyone else is a transplant." She continued,

Immigration is a hot-button issue right now, and Saldana's words serve as a crucial reminder that the vast majority of Americans come from somewhere else. Much like new immigrants from Latin America, the vast majority of cultural groups in this country have roots elsewhere. But they still have made a name for themselves in the country. And since Saldana is just one person, she offers just a glimpse of what people who come from her culture are capable of doing in the country.

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After all, as a child of two immigrant parents (her father is from the Dominican Republic, and her mother is from Puerto Rico), Saldana has had her fair share of big accomplishments. She has entertained and won the hearts of many by starring in some big-time movies. Apart from gracing the world with her talent and skill set, she has added to diversity in the entertainment industry, which everyone knows is an element that could use some serious improvement. And she also serves as a strong voice for women in Hollywood who want to use their platform for a cause.

She also had something to say to anyone who is against Latino immigration:

One thing's for sure, Saldana is definitely not going away. And considering the great points she has to make about larger cultural issues, that is definitely something worth being excited about.