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This Dominican Puerto Rican American Actress Explains Why She’s Making Sure Her Kids Don’t Forget Their Roots

It is important to make sure children know that the world is full of different cultures.

Zoe Saldana sat down with some pretty incredible and insightful Internet famous women to talk about growing up multicultural and raising children in a multicultural environment. YouTubers Roxy Limon and Shanna Malcolm joined the Puerto Rican-Dominican-American at the roundtable to offer their own personal experiences about thriving in a world with several different cultures. They discussed their upbringings and how the richness and sometimes even the lack of diversity had an impact on joining the “real world.” Some experienced super diverse childhoods where they heard several different languages and were exposed to different cultures while some only saw the world as black and white.

“My husband is an immigrant. I’m a first generation,” Saldana said in the video. “It is a necessity for us to raise our children with our goods so that they can communicate with their grandparents, but also so they can create come kind of empathy for human beings who do not look like them and do not sound like them and do not smell like them.”

READ: Zoe Saldana Reveals How She Gets Help Raising 20-Month-Year-Old Twins

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Why Latino Dads Don’t Say I Love You

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Why Latino Dads Don’t Say I Love You

Growing up in Latino households, the dynamic between parents and their kids is pretty straightforward. They rule the house and what they say goes. While they could be a little strict at times, they show love in other ways such as making homecooked meals, fixing anything that needs fixing and sacrificing a lot for a better life.

In a new video by Mitu, the relationship between fathers and sons is spotlighted as one where discussions about love and sensitivity can be difficult.

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In most Latino households, the machismo mentality is very present, and breaking down that wall of emotions is almost impossible to do. Dad’s will undoubtedly say that they do love their children, but they have a difficult time saying the actual words.

In three generations of fathers and sons, each dad admits that they just don’t say “I love you.”

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It could be the language barrier or a cultural difference, but hearing “I love you” from a parent to their child is the best thing to help a relationship grow in a nurturing way.

One of the most touching parts of their stories is when the sons tell their fathers how much their love means to them.

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Each son spoke so eloquently and told them that they admire their hard work, and everything they sacrificed for them, and how they understand that all they do is to help their families, and others.

A beautiful portion of the video (and you will cry so grab some tissue) is when Sergio Garcia tells his dad Manuel Garcia that he has taught him so much throughout his life.

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Sergio says that his dad taught about having a good work ethic, that he knows how much he did for their family, and how to be humble and respectful.

Check out the full video here.

These Emotional Posts About Dad’s On Father’s Day Were A Reminder That Life Is Short

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These Emotional Posts About Dad’s On Father’s Day Were A Reminder That Life Is Short

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We love Father’s Day so much! It’s that one time of the year where we can truly shower our dad with love and admiration. It’s also the perfect day to gloat about their hard work, their sacrifices, and make fun of their adorable and goofy way.

All over social media, people — famous and all — gave their dad’s much-deserved praise, and here are some of our favorites.

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Chicano Batman’s Carlos Arévalo showed this touching throwback of his mom and dad, and we’re loving the ’80s fashion.

The entire weekend, United Farm Workers honored several dads for providing for their families and furthering the farm workers rights movement.

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Like most fathers, they work tirelessly to guarantee that their families have a roof over their heads and food on their tables.

Some people shared the most touching moments from their childhoods.

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We love how much their dad has shown them how to be loving and respectful. These moments are how you break the cycle of dads not showing their emotions.

Presidential candidate Julián Castro is all about quality time.

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He might be running for president and spending all of his time on the road, but he will always make time for his little ones. After all, he is fighting to make sure that his babies have the best life possible.

People took the day to really honor their father for everything they have done for them.

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They did everything for us. They sacrificed everything for us. Many of our fathers have given everything they could to make sure we can get to where we are going.

Even Maluma got a Father’s Day shoutout because, well, even daddies need some love.

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Let’s take a quick poll. Do you think Maluma is secretly about to become a father or do you think this post is all about Maluma being the biggest daddy in the music industry?

Author Julissa Arce took a moment to show just how hard her own father worked to give her the best possible life.

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The language barrier did not stop our dads. It didn’t matter what they needed to do to get things done, they just wanted to get things done. Our hearts are full when we think about everything our dads have done for us.

Nothing like a pool party with your dad.

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There is something so sweet about seeing multiple generations celebrating Father’s Day. It’s one of the most touching moments during any holiday.

They keep the American Dream alive in all fo us.

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What wont our fathers do? They have always made the best out of any situation as long as it would change our lives.

A good work ethic goes a long way.

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We excel because of our fathers. They really did mold us into some of the hardest working people in our communities and we think them.

Nothing like dad taking us to the happiest place on earth.

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Who doesn’t have sweet memories from our parents taking us to out favorite places?

Cardi B’s baby is living the life.

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Thanks to her baller mom and dad.

Some dads even take their own days to let us have an even better day because that’s what makes them happy.

You can just see the dad calculating what that stuffed animal will mean for his little one. He won’t show emotions in public but we know he is weeping internally.

READ: These Are All The Ways You Told Us Your Dad Ditched The Machismo And Raised You To Be Strong And Powerful

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