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Yara Shahidi Explains Why She's So Politically Engaged

Yara Shahidi

Yara Shahidi

Political Views

# Political
8 Aug 2018

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Yara Shahidi said

My passion really stemmed from having gone through the 2016 election, where myself and many of my peers were unable to vote. A lot of them went with their parents to the polls, but there was that feeling of being lost. Like, ‘What can we do to contribute to our sociopolitical landscape?’[…] The thing people don’t fully understand about my generation is just how multifaceted we are. Oftentimes, people like to oversimplify what [we] believe in or do, whether that’s, ‘Oh, you’re on your phones all the time,’ or, ‘Oh, you’re very self-centered,’ but what I’ve seen from my peers is that we’re socially engaged and curious about the world.
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