Will Smith opened up about his encounters with fellow countrymen and the way they racially attacked them.
In a latest interview, the Hollywood star stated he has been bullied ‘5 or 6 occasions’ for being Black.
“I’ve been called [N-word] to my face probably five or six times,” the 52-year-old lately stated on the Pod Save America podcast.
“And fortunately for my psyche, I’ve never been called [N-word] by a smart person,” Smith continued. ” … I had by no means seemed into the eyes of a racist and noticed something that I perceived as mind.”
The Hancock actor additional added how he got here to find out about systemic racism as he navigated by Hollywood.
“But at the core of it, I noticed a difference between ignorance and evil,” Smith stated. “Now they’re twins, for sure, but ignorance can be educated and evil is a much more difficult problem. And fortunately, ignorance is more prevalent than blatant evil. So I’ve always been encouraged that the process of education and understanding could alleviate some of the more dangerous and difficult aspects of racism that have unfortunately been embedded in the very fibers of our country.”