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Will Smith says Philadelphia military called him a N-word on ‘more than 10 occasions’

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While reflecting on his childhood, a Fresh Prince remembered how Mayor Frank Rizzo governed Philly’s law coercion with ‘an iron hand’



Two-time Academy Award-nominated actor, Will Smith, non-stop adult to Angela Rye about his practice with military flourishing adult in Philadelphia. 

“I grew adult under, we know, Mayor (Frank) Rizzo. He went from a arch of military to apropos a mayor and he had an iron hand,” pronounced a actor, 51. “I’ve been called n— by a cops in Philly on some-more than 10 occasions, right? we got stopped frequently.”

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“Something as elementary as Black. Lives. Matter.” Smith pronounced emphasizing any word, “What’s a f**king indicate of contention?” 

The talk took place on Rye’s podcast, “On One with Angela Rye.

Rye asked Smith how he is handling his emotions during a coronavirus pestilence and a protests opposite military savagery that have both swept a nation.

“For a universe to see what we’ve been observant for hundreds of years. My grandmother taught me to be beholden for these opportunities, to be beholden for your pain. The whole creation has stood adult and pronounced to a African American people, ‘we see you, we hear you. How can we help?’” Smith said, “We’ve never been there before.” 

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File – In this Dec. 13, 2017, record photo, Will Smith arrives during a U.S. premiere of “Bright” in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

The extensive review also overwhelmed on Smith’s girl attending Catholic schools where his white classmates couldn’t know his experiences. 

“White kids were happy when a cops showed up, and my heart always started pounding,” Smith said. “There’s a partial of this that people who don’t grow adult in that we only can’t comprehend. You only can’t sense what it feels like to feel like we live in an assigned territory.”

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Smith also praised those who have been actively protesting. He pronounced that he understands a “rage” that many are feeling, though he is beholden that a protests have mostly been peaceful. 

“Peaceful protests,” Smith explained, “put adult a counterpart to a wicked imagery of your oppressor. The some-more still we are in your pacific protests, a some-more transparent a counterpart is to a totalitarian for a universe to see and for them to see themselves.”

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