Actress Yara Shahidi Proud to Be Iranian and Black

Actress Yara Shahidi who plays Zoey, the eldest child of Dre (Anthony Anderson and Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) in the American sitcom, Blackish shared her views on the executive order to ban refugees from seven different countries — including Iran, where her father is from:


Source: Twitter 

She continued, “If my Baba was stuck in an airport because of a Muslim ban 39 years ago, he would have never fallen in love with my mama. I would not exist and I wouldn’t have two amazing brothers.”

“Xenophobia destroys the power of love and the power of our collective potential. It creates a false sense of security for some and an environment of fear for others. Immigrants don’t threaten safety — stereotypical narratives that promote hate do.”

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Papatia Feauxzar

Papatia Feauxzar is the Love & Relationship Editor of Hayati Magazine. Feauxzar is also a Muslim Publisher and an American author of West African descent living in Dallas, Texas with her son and husband. She holds a master’s degree in Accounting with a concentration in Personal Finance. After working as an accountant for a corporate firm for almost five years, Feauxzar decided to pursue Accounting from home while homeschooling her son. You can visit her website at

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