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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.”

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