Luis Guzman: 'We no longer need permission'

Actor Luis Guzman Opens Up About Growing Up Puerto Rican

Luis Guzmán, Puerto Rican born actor and youth advocate, shares how when his parents moved to New York from Puerto Rico in the 50s, "if your were Boriqua, you were Boriqua. There was no mixing."

Guzman has been seen in dozens of movies and television shows -- most notably 'Traffic,' 'Boogie Nights,' and the television drama 'NYPD Blue.'

But his latest venture, 'Narcos,' is now on Netflix and it's getting great reviews.

SEE ALSO: 'Narcos' gets greenlit for a second season on Netflix

Now, when there is a lot that makes someone who they are, "that IS their identity". Guzmán shares how his children struggle with identity and belonging. He is featured addressing this issue to a large group of Latino media influencers, stating "We no longer need to ask for permission...We belong."

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