In today’s climate, politics continue to take front-and-center stage. Recently, with the announcement that the current administration would resend the benefits of the DACA program, placing many DREAMers in jeopardy of being deported, many celebrities have stepped up in defense of these individuals, speaking out, using their platforms, for change.
Among the young celebrities defending DACA, we find our champion of the masses, Black-ish actress Yara Shahidi.
“I’m sick … these Cold War tactics of repealing the little coverage POC/ immigrants/ protected classes is not only dehumanizing ( because no person, no matter their place of origin is ILLEGAL or ALIEN) but earth shattering to “citizens and non citizens” alike,” the teen posted on her Instagram page on September 6th. “Citizenship and patriotism should be defined by a globalist mentality and willingness to support our international community in the bettering of all countries and people, including our own. Policies being implemented under this administration are isolationist and ineffective. We will continue to defend DACA.”
Shahidi continues to be a extremely vocal champion for all people. It would not be surprising at all to see Shahidi, in the future, tossing her hat into the political arena.