Hollywood actor Will Smith recently shared his thoughts on prejudice existing in 2015 and explained why he believes racism is nearly diminished.
Smith said he believes everyone has some sort of prejudice in their daily lives.
“My wife and I were just having this conversation, and we were going to the dictionary for “prejudice” versus “racism.” 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.” (The Hollywood Reporter)
The movie star also explained why he believes racism is not common.
“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. I don’t want to work for them. I don’t want to work at that company. And the times I have come in contact with it, you get away from those people.” (The Hollywood Reporter)
Smith appeared in a recently released “Fiesta” remix’s music video.
Will Smith stunned the Internet last week when he released his first rap verse in years, on a remix of Bomba Estéreo’s song “Fiesta.” Smith followed up by telling Zane Lowe that he’s back in the studio and has recorded over 30 tracks. Now, Smith is front-and-center for the official music video of the “Fiesta” remix, which seems like final proof that he really is back in the music game. (Entertainment Weekly)
Last month, Smith talked to radio personality Zane Lowe about making his music comeback with the recently released “Fiesta” remix.
“Terrified and it’s crazy because when you’ve had a certain amount of success, it seems like you should breed confidence,” Smith explained when asked about putting together his newly released “Fiesta” remix. “But it actually doesn’t. It’s the craziest thing. It’s like when you win a lot, you lose the ability to lose. You’re not allowed to lose anymore. You actually lose the ability to create because the reckless abandon, and that’s something I’m getting back from watching my kids, they really don’t care. That kind of reckless abandon and that lack of fear and not trying to protect anything, not trying to live up to a legacy, that freedom. Fear is the killer of creativity.” (Beats 1)