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Salma Hayek Wants To Change How Latinos Are Perceived In The US

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 02:  Salma Hayek speaks with reporters by the red carpet at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Instit
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 02: Salma Hayek speaks with reporters by the red carpet at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute 2013 gala at The Walter E. Washington Convention Center on October 2, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

By Ikam Acosta

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The Mexican superstar shared,

"If I could change something about our society thanks to this award it would be the way some people still perceive Hispanics. I don't want them to see us as people who have come to this country just to receive because the truth is that Latinos have contributed to building the United States as well as the cultural and ethnic richness that characterizes it."

Salma would like to change the views people have about Latinos to a more positive one, no longer focusing on stereotypes of Latinos coming over to receive, but also to become part of a productive society and give of themselves.

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