Dascha Polanco Talks Zoe Saldana As Nina Simone, Dominicans Being Black, & More [Video]

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“Orange is the New Black” actress Dascha Polanco recently stopped by the Breakfast Club where she touched on some controversial topics within the Latina community.

The Dominican thespian discussed the controversy surrounding Zoe Saldana playing Nina Simone, and even opened up on why she considers herself an African-Latina and says more Dominicans should consider themselves the same.

This is a controversial topic within Dominican culture as many Dominicans refuse to acknowledge their African ancestry and choose to instead only identify with their European Spanish roots.