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Zoe Saldana: Ethnic Is The New "N" Word

Avatar hottie Zoe Saldana is one of 4 cover girls for the April 2010 issue of GLAMOUR.  She's looking gorgeous as usual in a DSquared pink sparkly dress. On spicing up her sex life more: “I want to have more sex, travel more, drink more wine and love life,” in her interview for her winning title. She also says, “I love women. I worship women. Don’t want to be any other woman but myself.” And in another released snippet from her interview, she talked about Hollywood's new hot button race word. Read it after the cut...

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GLAMOUR: How has your definition of glamour changed over the years? ZOË SALDANA I love aging. Why would I want to be 21 for the rest of my life? Glamour is about feeling good in your own skin. GLAMOUR: In past interviews, you’ve bristled on the topic of race. Why? ZOË SALDANA Because ethnic is a word that doesn’t exist in my vocabulary. In Hollywood, you hear things like, “Oh, they loved you but they want to go more traditional.” That’s the new N word. So when [someone says] I look “dark,” I say, “Dark compared to whom? This is just my skin.” GLAMOUR: This truly is the Year of Zoë Saldana . How has your life changed? ZOË SALDANA To quote a rapper, “Mo’ money, mo’ problems.” More work, less time to live. GLAMOUR: Is it tough to make time for your boyfriend, [actor] Keith Britton? ZOË SALDANA Well, it’s not like he sits around waiting. We travel a lot, which keeps things alive. We’re very private. It’s worked for 10 years—long enough to go to hell and back. GLAMOUR: Where will you be in 10 years? ZOË SALDANA I want to be the best daughter, sister, friend and wife I can possibly be—because when I die, I am not going to be buried with my Oscar. I want to love life.
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I was just perusing this

I was just perusing this site, and wow....you have a serious problem. I think people should be allowed to date/marry whoever they want. This is the USA. I, a black woman, will not allow anyone to make me feel less-than, or tell me where I should go, who I should be with, and what job/career I should have. Yes, I think we should be conscious of our decisions, but anything less than the freedom to choose is putting ourselves right back into slavery. SOME black women may not be biologically/chemically attracted to the vast majority black men, ever thought about that? I am one of them. If a white/hispanic/asian/african suits my taste I'll be damned if I'm going to let someone dictate who I should be with. Love comes in all shades, but I never forget to REPRESENT.
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I just wanted to respond and

I just wanted to respond and correct a wrong statement made about the native Americans having nothing to do with slavery, just for the sake of history and info. There actually were quite a few native Americans on reservations that did own slaves this is fact just the same there were also free blacks who owned slaves. Also, slaves owned by native Americans were not freed until 20 yes after emancipation the Indians refused to give up there slave and did not have to abide by the same laws due to the agreement that they had there own laws and colonies (reservations) that the union could not interfere with. My ancestors happen to be some of those slaves. No race was completely innocent when it comes to slavery. Everyone whole look on to the history of other races and culture and stop judging without knowing, or seperating everyone, judge the individual not the whole race.I'm quite tired of those hearing a comment from one black person and responds by saying they or them.
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I just wanted to respond and

I just wanted to respond and correct a wrong statement made about the native Americans having nothing to do with slavery, just for the sake of history and info. There actually were quite a few native Americans on reservations that did own slaves this is fact just the same there were also free blacks who owned slaves. Also, slaves owned by native Americans were not freed until 20 yes after emancipation the Indians refused to give up there slave and did not have to abide by the same laws due to the agreement that they had there own laws and colonies (reservations) that the union could not interfere with. My ancestors happen to be some of those slaves. No race was completely innocent when it comes to slavery. Everyone whole look on to the history of other races and culture and stop judging without knowing, or seperating everyone, judge the individual not the whole race.I'm quite tired of those hearing a comment from one black person and responds by saying they or them.
Anonymous's picture

U can't be tired of ignorance

U can't be tired of ignorance w/ the statement u make that u love all ppl except african americans! It's amazing how ppl from different ethnic backgrounds hold on to their history and culture etc. but african americans are supposed to forget who they are, where they come from and what happened to them b/c it was over 400 years ago. U can't be serious! It's very unfortunate that any race would have to go through slavery but if u have ancestors that have then u would not be so quick to forget your history or not teach your children their history!
Anonymous's picture

U can't be tired of ignorance

U can't be tired of ignorance w/ the statement u make that u love all ppl except african americans! It's amazing how ppl from different ethnic backgrounds hold on to their history and culture etc. but african americans are supposed to forget who they are, where they come from and what happened to them b/c it was over 400 years ago. U can't be serious! It's very unfortunate that any race would have to go through slavery but if u have ancestors that have then u would not be so quick to forget your history or not teach your children their history!
Anonymous's picture

If you are really getting

If you are really getting that deep into it then people from multiple cultures all originated from the same groups of people at some point eventually in the past so that means they should all relate according to your logic? That doesn't make any sense. Peoples cultures are different. Racial groups are created to separate people into groups into which they most likely fit. If a person's family has been in a Latin country for hundreds and hundreds of years and all of their family traceable back has been there even if they have afro roots I think it's plausible that the person considers thyself latino since race is actually something somewhat percievable and how you view yourself and identify. It's not a fact.
Anonymous's picture

to self hating black sister

to self hating black sister you should call yourself black sister hate on others. seriously to call dr/pr=poor trash you are really hating. my question to you what kinda shithole you are from sounding like a ghetto hood rat that dont know what to hell she talking about lack of educations talking about whining please! saying that im proud who im am is whining really! NO YOU NEED TO GET OVER YOURSELF. regardless what you say im still proud to be who im am and where i come from. Have you ever been to dr/pr or other latin countries to call it a shithole? if you never been there then SHUT THE FUCK UP? dont talk things about you dont know about. like i said where the hell you get you education from. oh by the way i never in my life dated a white boy my daughter father is black/ pr i have dated black men or mix. i would not mind dating white men it really doesnt matter. but you really hating the issue about white man liking us or attractive to us why! you must got dissed by one or whatever. and they are plenty of black brothers are attractive to us and so does other races. i seen dr/pr or latin men date white women or black women and other races do i trip the fuck out no cause i dont give a damn.and im not saying im better im PROUD WHO THE FUCK IM AM AND WHERE I CAME FROM .the crazy part about it i hear more black women bitching about us or other race yall even bitch about beyonce, alicia keys, megan good ,halle berry, ciara, tyra banks, ophra winfrey etc.............. give me freaking break bitch get book and read before you start making comments you dont know shit about. still proud of my exotic looks you hating ass bitch. oh Have wonderful bless day HATING BLACK WOMEN
yprican's picture

oh my all this hate here. im

oh my all this hate here. im mixed (dominican/brazilian/american) but i was considered black from everyone untill they saw the other colors in my family which ranges from caramel-light brown-almost white-and very very dark. we all love one another and do not make another feel bad about the colcor of our skin. we know who we are born in american so i am american who can speak portugues and spanish also englsih ok, i do some latin things and english things as well. but i consider myself american. i think the reason for this thingy today is that american always putting people that were born here in categories, look at othe rcountries they just say whoever born here is a brazilain who ever born here is a puerto rican and so on and so on, why cant american (usa) do the same thing??
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I agree with - kgentry Fri,

I agree with - kgentry Fri, March 5, 2010 12:00 AM I think the confusion is that people of afro descendent OUTSIDE the united states of America- notice how I didn’t say America, as south America and central America are apart of "America" - n e way- people outside of the US connotation the word "black" as being Afro-American. as many posted, there were slaves in other countries and in Latin America, the negritas are of afro-latino descent and dont refer to themselves as black as the way the afro-american people do. However they "know" they are not white, they know they are not Mestizo (Spaniard & native aka Amerindian) combo - even if they deny this. afro-latinos dont identify themselves with black/afro-americans (culturally) most of the time because its like a southern black american identifying with a person from zimbabwe, africa. u know you are of the same "race"/colo but the cultural difference is drastic so you dont really identify with each other. get it people??? however, there are a lot of afro looking latino who are ashamed of their african lineage...i am not saying zoe is and from what she has said- i dont think she is- but with the whole Eurocentric world we live in, people in Latin countries who are darker are somewhat ashamed i.e a lot of Dominicans for a fact think that all the slaves shipped to DR died and that they are Amerindian mixed with spaniard and repress their African history drastically. DR has lots of issues as a country, but so do lots of other nations. fyi their are afro/black looking people everywhere-Egypt, Peru, Colombia, brazil, Mexico, Bolivia, etc etc. look at this and learn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC4cy6OkTTI&feature=related
sofi's picture

I agree with - kgentry Fri,

I agree with - kgentry Fri, March 5, 2010 12:00 AM "I am surprised by the number of people who still don’t understand BASIC American history. The slave ship made many stops! Those of you who think that our ancestors who ended up in the Caribbean instead of in the states are somehow less African, well, you are Retarded!" I think the confusion is that people of afro descendent OUTSIDE the united states of America- notice how I didn’t say America, as south America and central America are apart of "America" - n e way- people outside of the US connotation the word "black" as being Afro-American. as many posted, there were slaves in other countries and in Latin America, the negritas are of afro-latino descent and dont refer to themselves as black as the way the afro-american people do. However they "know" they are not white, they know they are not Mestizo (Spaniard & native aka Amerindian) combo - even if they deny this. afro-latinos dont identify themselves with black/afro-americans (culturally) most of the time because its like a southern black american identifying with a person from zimbabwe, africa. u know you are of the same "race"/colo but the cultural difference is drastic so you dont really identify with each other. get it people??? however, there are a lot of afro looking latino who are ashamed of their african lineage...i am not saying zoe is and from what she has said- i dont think she is- but with the whole Eurocentric world we live in, people in Latin countries who are darker are somewhat ashamed i.e a lot of Dominicans for a fact think that all the slaves shipped to DR died and that they are Amerindian mixed with spaniard and repress their African history drastically. DR has lots of issues as a country, but so do lots of other nations. fyi their are afro/black looking people everywhere-Egypt, Peru, Colombia, brazil, Mexico, Bolivia, etc etc. look at this and learn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC4cy6OkTTI&feature=related
sofi's picture

Maybe Zoe should only make

Maybe Zoe should only make her millions from half Dominican and Puerto Rican roles since it's such an issue for her.. But that's different right? Its Ok the be 'black' then.. You latina NIGGAS can sit on your pedestal and keep DREAMING that white men see you as superior "dominican/rican" and not just another nigger.. GET OVER YOURSELVES. Dominican/Rican = poor trash. Just cuz your seen as exotic here and white boys kiss your ass don't think you are better than people of your same skin tone in this country. Go back to that dominican or Puerto Rican shithole your from then come back on here whining about how proud you are..
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I do want to say this WHERE

I do want to say this WHERE THE HELL DID YOU GUYS GET YOUR EDUCATION FROM? Zoe is half dominican and puerto rican. If you guys will take the time and research our back ground,both race have same background.Oh by the way dumb asses the spainards were not fully white. But yes some europeans are mixed in our race,also portuguese and arabic. Arabic are mixed in with spainards and portuguese. Plus DR and Pr have the same island native indians tainos,arawak. Even the cubans is the same. My daughter father mother is Puerto rican his father is black , if you would seen him you would thought " oh he is just a black guy" because of his skin and hair when he is really mix. And me im light skinned with long curly/wavy dark hair. By the way MY DAUGHTER IS GORGEOUS! She knows what she mix with and to be proud. I seen blond blue or green eyes dominican and puerto ricans. Everybody in my family are different shades of skin from light to black with my hair texture. That what makes us unique about us. Puerto Rico is called the "THE ISLAND OF BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE" because of our mixture. I been to the south plenty of time and live there both white and black thought i was light skinned black girl,mixed black/white,native indians,arabic, creole or whatever and yes im proud of my exotic looks. I feel some black are no different from white they are racist just like the white. All through school I learned about the black being slaves in america more then you hear and read about the native americans indians and they were the first to be on the country and killed they did not have a chance. BY THE WAY WE DID NOT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH SLAVERY IN AMERICA. IM A PRODUCT OF MY ANCESTOR WHO WERE SLAVES AND MIX WITH THE OTHER RACE IN MY BEAUTIFUL ISLAND CALL PUERTO RICO. Zoe is a beautiful latina of dominican and puerto rican (boriqua) background Zoe keep opening doors for all women from light to dark.ZOE MAY GOD BLESS YOU WITH MANY MORE OPPORTUNITY. DONT LET THE DEVILS (DIABLO) BRING YOU DOWN. WHAT MAKES US WEAK MAKE US STRONGER. Those who don't know GOD IS COLOR BLIND REMEBER THAT.
yypuertorican's picture

Sellout sistas in the media

Sellout sistas in the media like Zoe make money and start their career on black woman roles then arrogantly question why people "ignorantly" classify them as black. Zoe IS NOT playing the latina/multi-racial girl in her movies -- SHES THE BLACK GIRL.. In 'Guess Who' she WAS THE BLACK GIRLFRIEND -- NOT the latina girlfriend. Quit PLAYING STUPID black women. Its black woman's SELF-HATRED that defends their "exotic-looking" sellout sistas by quickly pointing out their latina/biracial superiority anytime their character is questioned.. If she doesn't want to be classified as black WHICH OBVIOUSLY she doesn't. DON'T MAKE MILLIONS OFF BLACK GIRL ROLES, SELLOUT! Why is it ALWAYS NEGATIVE when a black man is with white woman, him being a "self-hating sellout." But POSITIVE innocent, racially-blind "true love" when a black woman whores herself out to white men??? Black woman are too stupid, prudish, desperate and pathetic to see that this EXACT MINDSET of the white man's unquestionable motives and privilege has you on your knees for your white lord and savior -- literally and figuratively.. Questioning a white man's motives in any way is passed off as "being ignorant" Black women have been arrogantly b!tching about how "independent and headstrong" they are for decades now -- YET USES WHAT THE BLACK MAN DOES AS AN EXCUSE FOR ALL HER PROBLEMS.. Pretty black women have their nose so far stuck in the air they will date ANY white guy or go lesbo to avoid brothas.. The media has them brain-washed into thinking their physical beauty entitles them to the best quality man (a white one).. Black woman are so smug and clueless they actually think that just because white men want to f!ck beautiful "exotic-looking" sistas like Halle and Beyonce, white men really give a f!ck about them.. If your a black woman and don't look like Halle Berry you need to get off your high-horse and shut your mouth for once BECAUSE YOU ARE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE TOTEM POLE TO MEN IN THIS COUNTRY. Don't let these gorgeous sellout self-hating, black woman in the media fool you into thinking white society gives two sh!ts about your black ass.. Because black women are a non-threat to the white man they have the LUXURY to be in DENIAL and NAIVE about racial issues pertaining them -- The same racial issues they have FOR DECADES been condemning black men for when they date white women. Grow up sistas! Nowadays pretty black women are nothing but ignorant, sellout, self-hating, PRUDE whores.. Who will get over and use their looks to whore themselves out to a white man as a career move and for social status. Wake up sistas.. Keep letting these mulatto/latina looking sellout whores in the media fool you into thinking you are so entitled, desirable and self-righteous AND YOU WILL CHASE OFF EVERY MAN OF ANY COLOR IN THE LONG RUN.. Black woman straighten, dye and put weave in their hair, then kiss the white man's a$s.. What real, honest, dignified, self-respecting, quality man OF ANY COLOR WOULD WANT AN OBVIOUSLY SELF-HATING, DESPERATE, SUCK-UP SELLOUT WOMAN???
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I have a question for all of

I have a question for all of you. so if one is half black and half white, and grew up in an asian household what should you consider yourself? we all know black genes are dominant over all other races. so you will look mostly black. even if you are one eigth black you will be dominated by those dominant black genes. so now, you look black but never grew up black and are equally white. what do you think a half white half black should consider themselves? more white? or more black? and why? and how much percentage should you be to consider yourself black? and is phenotype (the way you look) more important than genotype (how much percentage of genes contain african alleles).
answer please's picture

The people on here that are

The people on here that are upset because she's Latina are crazy, so what if she looks black, she's not.Coming from a multi cultural famly, our skin tone ranges from white to dark brown, doesn't mean you are black or white.This chick is definitely a Latina.Get over it. "Zoe Saldana was born Zoe Yadira Zaldaña Nazario[4][5] or Zoe Yadira Zaldana Nazario[1] in New Jersey,[2][6] United States, to a Dominican father and a Puerto Rican mother.[7][8][9] Her first languages are English and Spanish. When she was ten years old, she and her family moved to the Dominican Republic, where they lived for the next seven years. Saldana enlisted in a ballet class at one of the most prestigious dancing schools in the Dominican Republic."
LovelyChica's picture

I AM PUERTO RICAN AND I

I AM PUERTO RICAN AND I CONSIDER MYSELF A BLACK LATINA. BEING LATINA IS NOT A RACE. WE ALL COME FROM AFRICA ORIGINALLY. STOP TELLING BLACKS TO GET OVER RACISM. RACISM STILL EXISTS AND WE ARE THE MOST HATED ON RACE, SO WE DONT NEED TO GET OVER ANYTHING. WHITE PEOPLE NEED TO GET OVER THEMSELVES AND STOP ALL THE HATRED.
BrittBeauty3's picture

Okay seriously I have totally

Okay seriously I have totally learned something here today. I never stopped to pay much attention to the difference between ethnicity and race.
RIP Michael's picture

@ Eva da Dive , i so agree

@ Eva da Dive , i so agree with ur comment. Zoe can be a "proud latina" all she wants that's fine. But she should not be taking roles that are for black women only proub black or even half black women should take them. there are too many struggling black actress' out in hollywood that can play the parts that these black looking/non-black actors keepo getting. We can't take non black roles so why should they be able to get cast in black roles. YBF is for proud black people, not people with tigerwoods syndrome
nelle61's picture

No loves for this chick from

No loves for this chick from me. She cheated on her man with my ex-man and she's just to damn skinny.
Me's picture

Please stop telling African

Please stop telling African Americans or any African person to get over slavery. We don't ever tell the Jews to get over the holocaust or the Asian Americans to get over the concentration camps they were placed in by America. There is nothing wrong with loving our race. It was okay to root for blacks when it was Joe Louis or Jackie Robinson. As African Americans in this country we have to be proud when one of us make it and acknowledge it. Like Jim Brown, Richard Pryor or James Brown, Mahalia Jackson or Leontyne Price, Crispus Atticus. There use to be a time when we exalted one another. Oh and by the way, My father was born in Ghana, South America, my grandmother is from Barbados and my mother is from Sweet ol Alabama and I currently reside up north and am Black and proud.
That Girl's picture

Hey, I'm arabic and comobian,

Hey, I'm arabic and comobian, what should I consider my self? Asian? Latin? American cuz I was born here? Native indian cuz my grandma? Like for real, I love ALL ppl! But african americans... Let's please get over your self concious bullshit! Read up on history, read a dictionary. There is no reason for ppl to be ssayin "oh she dnt wanna say she black... This that n the third" get over it, slavery was 400 years ago and we got a black puppet as president after 43 white puppets. Move on, pl are tired of hearing the bullshit yall. She's fuckin dominican cuz that's what she identifies wit, let it be. Black brazilians aint blind... They know theyb skin is dark they know y its dark too! But guess what assholes... They are brazilians. I'm tired of ignorance
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Some of you really need to

Some of you really need to p/u some books and read, read, read!!. Like some of you said, there's a difference between RACE and CULTURE. She can define herself however she likes, but it's obvious that she's from the BLACK race. The BLACK race comes in many different cultures.
Dee's picture

First, love your comment Ms.

First, love your comment Ms. Jones.As for the others,being intelligent has nothing to do with a degree!!! Some people are naturally bright, not just book-smart. There is a difference! You can have a BA, BS or MA from a mediocre school where you graduated with a C average. That would not make you intelligent or well-rounded..
kgentry's picture

@TT Amen. I had my first and

@TT Amen. I had my first and only child @ 37. Married for 12 years. Will have to get a masters to move my family out the suburbs into an affluent area so my child is not taught to be dumb and ignorant. That is the root problem of black America: Loving ignorance, spending ALL disposable income on hair and nails. Depend on a failing public school to educate their children. And defining who is and is not black as we are right now. Try growing a garden. It relieves stress.
bronze's picture

@Mrs. Darren shellychelle

@Mrs. Darren shellychelle Sharper look in the news baby girl.....yes its 2010 and blacks are still being victimized and discriminated against. It is not black people that bring it oupon themselves and "dont let go" those who thrives off hating others keeps it going...i.e. UCSD compton cookout, noose found in the library, A University in Missouri leaving cotton balls in from of a black culture senter....Read up on it before u speak...this is 2010, and these are college educated people who are acting stupid and perpetuating racism in this so called "post-racial era"....
blah's picture

"Style is knowing who you

"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say and not giving a damn." -Gore Vidal I LOVE HER!!!
nici.jay's picture

love this girl, preach!

love this girl, preach!
Ms. Tiandez Jones's picture

I am suprised by the number

I am suprised by the number of people who still don't understand BASIC American history. The slave ship made many stops! Those of you who think that our ancestors who ended up in the Caribbean instead of in the states are somehow less African, well, you are Retarded! Pick up a damn book and learn the difference between race and nationality.Zoe, Lala etc. are ALL of African descent. They can play it down in order to be more palatable to white folks, but they are descended from African slaves. Just look at their noses and complexions, where on the planet do you see this???? Their masters spoke Spanish and were primarily Catholic while the masters in America were mostly of British, German,or Dutch descent and Protestant. This resulted in a difference in cultures. I have traveled to many islands in the Caribbean(more than once) and they have just as much of a connection to Africa as African-Americans, maybe even more.So let's stop the ignorance and stop encouraging differences and focus on the similarities in our cultures.
kgentry's picture

Most of the roles she has

Most of the roles she has played were black women. If she was white or the typical latina, she wouldnt be playing black women roles.
IMJ's picture

@ Summerbaby8 Thu, March 4,

@ Summerbaby8 Thu, March 4, 2010 4:10 PM So, I reckon she doesn’t plan on having chirren? Why is it that if a young, successful woman does not have children by age 30 she's weird? Attention Black women, having 3-5 children before age 28 is not a prerequisite nor is a woman strange for waiting to have children until she is READY to be a mother! You people kills me with that. I'm 25, married and have NO KIDS and am like a freaking museum exhibit in the Black community. Stop it with that nonsense. That's why 70% of our children are born out of wedlock, you think having children makes you a woman. @ BLACK WOMAN. Awesome post. Black people, I love you but you need to read more. Seriously, get a library car.
TT's picture

I think Zoe is Overrated--Not

I think Zoe is Overrated--Not that Pretty and Too Skinny!
Anonymous's picture

We'll it definitely should be

We'll it definitely should be an uprising cause she's also the cover girl for Essence. Sisters are really gone lose their shit when they see that. Look. Zoe is Black. And she's beautiful. A little too Skinny Bones Jones for my taste but beautiful nevertheless. Black women need to love themselves and stop trippin.
Mirabella Says...'s picture

U KNOW WHAT HITHERE I AGREE

U KNOW WHAT HITHERE I AGREE WITH U. BLACK PEOPLE DO ALWAYS WANT CLAIM EVERYBODY DARK AS BLACK. SHIT I DONT CARE IF MFS DONT WANT BE CONSIDERED BLACK. SO WHAT! LET THEM BE, WHY SHOULD BLACK AMERICANS BE SO UPSET BY THAT. LET THEY ASS BE WHAT THEY ARE, WHATEVER DAM. ANYWAY, DIDNT KNOW ZOE HAD A BOYFRIEND. AND THEY HAVE BEEN TOGETHER 10 YEARS. THATS COOL, WHATEVER WORKS FOR HER. SHE IS A PRETTY GOOD ACTRESS.
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When I go to the D.R., the

When I go to the D.R., the press in Santo Domingo always asks, "¿Qué te consideras, dominicana o americana?" (What do you consider yourself, Dominican or American?) I don't understand it, and it's the same people asking the same question. So I say, time and time again, "Yo soy una mujer negra." ("I am a black woman.") [They go,] "Oh, no, tú eres trigueñita." ("Oh no, you are 'dark skinned'") I'm like, "No! Let's get it straight, yo soy una mujer negra." ("I am a black woman.") Zoe Saldans For many of you who haven't seen this quote by her, well now you see it! This proves that she is not ashamed to be black, and stands strong for our race! Many of you are very ignorant and act like everyone is ashamed of their race! Even people who are half bi-racial, or who are multi-racial. You assume all the time that they are just black and you do not want them to mention the other side of what race they are. It is ridiculous and many of you need to stop being closeminded and just accept that if you are mixed with something you are not going to just identify with one race but the other race as well! I do not want someone trying to argue with me because I am just giving my opinion and Hey that is why this a blog!
V's picture

Zoe is only black when it

Zoe is only black when it works in her favor.. She wants to look white, act white, be white. She has made it blatantly obvious that she wants NOTHING to do with black men so how can she complain about any Hollywood bias because of her race??? She's white people's token black girlfriend.. Only acceptable because she's light-skinned, straight-haired, thin i.e. white looking.."better than those other (black girls)" You can't be black or anything only when it is convenient.. Her sellout a$s wants to be white so much -- be white.. Just don't expect any love from the black community we foolish still give to self-hating uncle toms like Halle, Janet Jackson, Paula Patton etc.. They feel their better than us just because their pretty and fill a sexual fantasy for whites -- so f!ck her..
Zoe Selloutdana's picture

She is manipulative! She has

She is manipulative! She has problems with her color, PERIOD!!!
Lay's picture

Who says she is a sellout?

Who says she is a sellout? Previous poster you need a life if you have that much hatred in you over someone you don't know. I'll just say she annoys me based off reading that. It seemed obnoxious. Something about her just bugs me but i wont say shes a sell out etc sheesh.
Michele's picture

Zoe is just another

Zoe is just another self-hating black woman Uncle Tom, SELLOUT like all new-age black woman who if are light with straight hair have their a$s kissed by white boys so their quick to feel their better than black people.. Seriously does Zoe the Sellout have a clause in her contract that only white men can touch her or something??? So for decades now black woman have been b!tching and moaning about black men dating white woman but it's ok for all pretty black girls to sellout like Halle, Zoe, Serena, Paula Patton, Rihanna, Rosario Dawson etc.??? Screw that.. BLACK WOMEN = SELLOUT HYPOCRITES.. To stupid to know what a good man is, so they have to sellout to white men just to be a white mans sexual fantasy..
Zoe Selloutdana's picture

Hispanic websites talk about

Hispanic websites talk about her culture but black websites talk about her race. So what, I don't see the problem. People relate to what they relate to that's all. On YBF I would expect them to talk about her color/race. What do you expect from Americans. Race is everything in the U.S.
Rita's picture

or maybe they did.

or maybe they did.
aiych's picture

latino/latina is an ethnic

latino/latina is an ethnic group, black is a race. you can have many races in one ethnic group and many ethnic groups in one race. you can have many races and ethnic groups under one nationality. EX: Hutu, Tutsi, both are black but they are different ethnic groups. If they're citizens of Rawanda, then they're all of the Rawandan nationality. Kapeesh? the term ethnic is a little redundant anyway. everybody has ethnicity so I can't stand when the term is used to denote some non-European group. Everybody's ancestors came from some ethnic group somewhere. Even white folks, it's not like they just popped up out of the ground, so they need to stop throwing around 'ethnic' like it doesn't apply to them.
aiych's picture

BLACK IS LATINA. LATINA IS

BLACK IS LATINA. LATINA IS BLACK. SHE IS DEFINATELY NOT WHITE.
BrittBeauty3's picture

black and white is a status.

black and white is a status. Black meaning lower and white meaning high. It is not a color thing. It is a category invented by people who do not like themselves and need you to refer yourself to a lower class group. DO NOT identity yourselves as BLACK.Instead try to claim yourselves after a country.
de's picture

Black, White, or Indian.

Black, White, or Indian.
Jokers's picture

lol...ok so latina is a

lol...ok so latina is a different race now??? there can b black latinas..white latinas...haha ok dominican ppl are mostly black ..african decent..im so confused..she says shes black BECAUSE SHE IS BLACK a black latina...is it jus me because i have black cuban family that i understand? latina is not a race..im black full stop
shorty's picture

i am british, born and bread

i am british, born and bread in england, egland, well London is of immigrants, very fresh with alot of accents. rare to find any1 over the age of 60 without an accent lingering somewhere in their speech, our cultures are very strong. The CULTURES may seperate, i am jamaican so i do not identify with some1 from a west african culture but i acknowledge and identify with the fact we are both BLACK. i mentioned Lala in my post coz i remember she wrote that UNNECESSARY letter bout her being latina... who the fuck cares????
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I have a subscription to

I have a subscription to Glamour and I hope I get this issue. If I don't, I will be purchasing it, Love this chick!
Beautyq01's picture

African slaves were enslaved

African slaves were enslaved in the Dominican Republic longer than they were in America. Being black does not make you African American, maybe that's what these people mean. She is Black in the eyes of the world and Hollywood and she has never denied that, look at her, how could she. She only wants to include her ethnicity/culture into her whole being. Nothing wrong with that.
U.S.'s picture

do chicks like zoe and la la

do chicks like zoe and la la feel special coz they are "latina", guess thats sounds more alluring and interesting to tell a guy. so what the fuck is tami chynn compared to beenie man, they are two different races but they r from the same place and speak the same dialect... Zoe is A BLACK SKINNED GYAL, latin culture, just like beenie man is a BLACK SKINNED guy jamaican/caribbean culture. tami chynn mixed up predominantly chinese but also jamaican culture u get my drift. i aint got nothing against latinos btw lol. but no1 is denying your culture zoe or lala u can claim it, but dont then say "im not black", 2 me thats a slap in the face to all the other black americans, them boats from africa went alot of places baby accept it. she stay skinny lookin like a white chick, her man white... she only upset at being called "ethnic" coz she wish she was white.
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