Remember this photo? It was all the rage on the internet in the first few days of April.
The caption: "Meet the kids who are proving that girls can do anything."
The problem? White girls are posing in acrobatic positions. The only black girl supports a white girl's arm — and the internet was outraged.
"Girl with arm resting on her shoulder is her sister," she tweeted. "She didn't talk in [the] video because she was too shy. Everyone needs to calm down."
Tense cultural relations have led many people to examine the world through a racial lens. While this awareness is crucial, it can keep our minds closed. Smith's comment reminds us of that.