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Why Latinas should celebrate Juneteenth (PHOTOS)

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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!