As January 20th quickly approaches, election conversation is still a very hot topic among not only Americans but the entire world. Everyone is anxious to see in what direction President-elect Trump and his executive cabinet will take the country. Celebrities from Yara Shahidi to Skai Jackson and Amandla Stenberg have all taken to social media, weighing in on the current political situation. Now, it is Zendaya Coleman’s turn.
The 20-year-old Disney star sits down with friends, entrepreneur/activist Michael Skolnik and director Paola Mendoza, over dinner and weighs in on the aftermath of the election and the growing concerns for minorities in the United States. The conversation, shared in a new video courtesy of her app, Zendaya: The App, is one that echoes many across the country as racial turmoil and uncertainty for the future continue to divide the nation.
“Whether you agree with the presidency or you agree with who was chosen or not you can agree on right and wrong and agree that no kid should have to go to school afraid because they see a swastika on their baseball dugout,” comments Zendaya in the video. “Nobody should have to go to school afraid of wearing a hijab. That’s just ridiculous. That’s not what America is. America is built off of immigrants. American is built off a billion people who were not born here.”
Check out this poignant dinner conversation and let us know what you think.