“Fortunately for my psyche, I’ve never been called N-word by a smart person. So I grew up with the impression that racists and racism are stupid and they are easy to get around, I just had to be smarter,” he shared.
He said that once he started in Hollywood, he began to notice “a difference between ignorance and evil.”
“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,” he said.
Smith is currently promoting his new Netflix series, “Amend: The Fight For America.”