Will Smith has made waves this week after openly discussing his personal experience as a Black man in America.

Scroll on to hear what he had to say...

Now, Smith is arguably one of Hollywood's most beloved figures.

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The fifty-two-year-old actor has forged a very successful career for himself over the years, including a die-hard fan base.

He was initially known best for his roles in comedy-action movies...


Such as 1995's Bad Boys and the 1997 movie, Men in Black.

But, as the years went on, he landed himself his fair share of more serious roles.


Such as portraying heavy-weight boxer Mohemmed Ali in the biopic, Ali (2001), and starring in The Pursuit of Happiness (2006) alongside his son, Jaden.

And who hasn't watched I Am Legend?


Now, let's not get started on that scene with his dog...

Anyway, Smith is never far away from our screens...

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And it's safe to say that fans have grown to absolutely love the actor over the years.

So, of course, people have been incredibly moved to hear about his latest interview.


The actor appeared on the Pod Save America podcast yesterday to promote his upcoming Netflix series, Amend: The Fight For America, a 6-part docuseries that investigates the chronology of the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution.

The series also looks into the rights of citizens under "the equal protection of the law"...

And addresses its impacts on Black people, women's suffrage, abortion, and gay marriage with comments from experts and activists.

People have been very impressed so far...

But in the podcast appearance, however, Smith decided to venture into his own experiences as a Black man here in America...


And, let's just say, he didn't paint a pretty picture.

Smith explained that he has been called the n-word to his face "probably 5 or 6 times" in his life...


But "fortunately for [his] psyche," he has never been called the n-word by a "smart person."

He elaborated:


"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 now while they were very dangerous."

"I had never looked into the eyes of a racist and saw anything that I perceived as intellect."


Smith also noted that he began to encounter more systemic racism when he began his acting career, though he noticed there was a "difference between ignorance and evil."

Highlighting the importance of education in helping to avoid this ignorance, Smith added:


"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 fibres of our country."

He also discussed his political ambitions during his appearance on the podcast, revealing that he might consider running for office "at some point" in the future.

​Of course, he did.

You can watch a snippet of the podcast above.