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Gabrielle Union talks beauty, politics and race relations with Yahoo Style

Gabrielle Union talks beauty, politics and race relations with Yahoo Style


Being MAry Jane actress Gabrielle Union recently sat down with Yahoo Style, where she dished about her super secretive pre-nup with baller Dwyane Wade, diversity in film and TV and style of course. Check out the most memorable quotes from her interview below.

On reading the news:
“I’ve always been very interested in the news. It’s about wanting to be informed, and wanting to hear different perspectives on things. A lot of people think about hte same thing a lot of different ways.”

On Ferguson and Eric Garner:
“The general lack of compassion for your fellow man is really frustrating. I think what the protesters are saying, or at least some of them, is it’s not just about police brutality. It’s about a widespread systematic crippling of some people in this country by birthright, and no one’s acknowledging it.”


On the current state of the press:
“People are demanding a lot more. The fact that I can do a press junket for a movie and people ask me what’s happening in my uterus says a lot.”

On the Black beauty market:
“It has gotten better. There are so many more lines that create shades for a wide range of hues and understand our green money works as well. And that we count. We want to look pretty, too.”


On her pre-nup with Dwayne Wade:
“Now that it’s time to get married to a man who happens to play basketball and has done well for himself, I want to make it clear that I have in no way hitched my wagon to his star. I have my own wagon and star.”

On diversity in television and film:
“We need shows starring women of color or women of a certain age or women who aren’t a size 2. If that happens, the world isn’t going to end. — The fact that there’s a massive controversy about [the new Star Wars having] a black Stormtrooper is crazy. It’s a made-up world. But in movies, even if you’re in an outer-space community, there’s no diversity. Damn, that says a lot.”

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