“#WeSmileToo has the potential to change how society views men of color and broaden not just our collective body of work, but society’s views regarding change and difference as a positive aspect. It can strengthen our differences and bring peace–not war–against the cultures.

When it comes to how society views men of color, the main view is that we are not the ones to be followed or ones that should be looked up to. But that isn’t true. As men of color, we are strong people that should be greatly appreciated. We have the power to inspire the world to embrace difference, bringing everyone closer together. We bring many things to the table.

#WeSmileToo is what the media doesn’t show you. Proof that there are different sides to everyone, including men of color. It’s time we see race as something that brings us together and makes the world a better place for us all.”