BY SHAMAN MOMOH
Hollywood star Will Smith is sure to raise more than a few eyebrows after the Concussion actor said that racism in Hollywood is “actually rare” but that prejudice is a constant struggle.
While speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the African-American said, “My wife and I were just having this conversation, and we were going to the dictionary for ‘prejudice’ versus ‘racism’.“
He continued, “Everybody is prejudiced. Everybody has their life experiences that make them prefer one thing over another—it makes them prefer blond hair over a brunette; if you see somebody with dark skin walking down the street, you have a different reaction than you have [with] someone who is 5-foot-1 and white. But there is a connotation with racism of superiority: You feel that your race generally is superior. And I have to say, I live with constant prejudice, but racism is actually rare—someone who thinks their race is superior.”