In a preview for Monday's new episode of "Red Table Talk," the "One Day at a Time" star joins Jada, Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Jones to discuss the hot topic at length. During the conversation, Machado gets real about what it's like to be Latin woman today, as well as her experience growing up in Chicago.
"Can you explain to me how Latin women are being heard or not heard in regards to what is happening today?" Jada asked Machado in the sneak peek footage.
"I think you're heard if you're famous," Machado replied. "And that's about it because I think right now so many of the conversations are black and white. And we fall, like, where do we fall? What happens to us? Where are we in these conversations?"
The "Jane the Virgin" star pointed out that another common misconception about Latin women is that they are all liberal, but that's not always the case. "There's some of us that are conservative," Machado said. "That's another thing people don't know about. How do we bring that all together? Even amongst us?"
"I'm going to tell you something, that's an interesting dynamic," Jada replied. "I would imagine it makes it very complex to unify."
"I'm Puerto Rican, that's Dominican. She's Mexican," she said of the diversity in her own community. "We already got that going on. And you're like, 'Are you kidding me?'"
"And even like the light skin, dark skin," Willow added, as Machado replied, "People think Latinos can't be racist, come on."
In another teaser, the actress also recalled facing white privilege while growing up in Chicago.
"Somebody once said to me, 'I'm white and I don't get white privilege. I don't get that,'" Machado told the table. "I didn't know how to answer that."
"All I could say was, 'Well, could you walk into a store and do they ask you if you need help?' Because I've certainly walked into stores before and they never asked me if I needed help," she continued. "Have you been followed in the store? They did that a lot in Chicago."