Roma star Yalitza Aparicio says she has faced discrimination because of the colour of her skin.
She said, “I felt it quite strongly. I’ve been discriminated against because of the colour of my skin. When I was a kid, I wasn’t allowed into certain groups, for example. Also, my mother works in a house. Sometimes people didn’t see her work as dignified, and that was hard.”
The first-time Oscar nominee was planning to pursue a career as a schoolteacher when she auditioned for Alfonso Cuaron’s film Roma, which tackled the discrimination she endured growing up in Mexico. She is glad that she did the film.
Thursday, 14 February 2019 | Team Viva
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