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    Actress Yara Shahidi Shared A Beautiful Post About Being Iranian And Black

    "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."

    You might know Yara Shahidi from Blackish, where she plays Zoey, the eldest child of Dre (Anthony Anderson and Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross).

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    But if you follow her on any of her social media accounts, you'd know that Yara loves to talk about issues that are close to her heart.

    And on Saturday, Yara decided to both tweet and Instagram about the executive order to ban refugees from seven different countries โ€” including Iran, where her father is from:

    Sincerely, A proud Black Iranian #NoMuslimBan #NoWall #WeTooAreAmerica (excuse any typos)

    "I am the result of love. More specifically, black and Iranian love. Of Shia love, of Christian love, of American love, of a love that highlights how interconnected we truly are."

    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 โ€” stereotypical narratives that promote hate do."

    Oh, and did I mention that she's only 16?

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