A sneering reality TV star and bankruptcy-loving business man has made immigration and border walls a hot topic again, all under the guise of “making America great again.” While this has been giving us migraines, it’s given Guardians of the Galaxy star Zoe Saldana a chance to tell racists to suck it with all the elegance you’d expect from a former ballerina.
In an interview with Latina magazine, the Jersey-born actress who is proud of her Dominican and Puerto Rican heritage, was asked what she has to say to those who are “scared by the Latinization of America?” Her response is full of win:
You can’t kill us. You can’t send us back. We are millions and millions here because it is our time to migrate. We are the youngest culture. We are doing what your people did. So shut up and just deal with it. Adjust your laws, because it’s not going away. If anything, I want to give them a hug, and say, “It’s okay. It’s new. Don’t be scared. We’re great people. We’re gonna do great and better things for your country. Trust me.” We’re not angry either. We’re a culture that isn’t angry.
Kristy Puchko lives in
perpetual fear that ice cream will become self-aware New York City.