By Becca Longmire. 1 hour ago Will Smith opened up about his experiences with racism growing up as a Black person in the U.S. in a open new interview on the “Pod Save America” podcast this week.
The actor disclosed he had been called the N-word to his face “probably five or six times,” but never by a “smart person.”
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Smith, who has been promoting his new docuseries on the 14th Amendment, “Amend: The Fight For America”, shared, “I grew up with the impression that racists and racism were stupid, and they were easy to get around. I just had to be smarter.”
He described: “Now while they were very dangerous, I had never looked into the eyes of a racist and saw anything that I perceived as intellect.”
“Ignorance can be educated. Evil ……
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