Jamie Foxx Lighten Up, America

9/14/2016 6:42 AM PDT

Jamie Foxx Wants America to Lighten Up!

EXCLUSIVE

Jamie Foxx is a glass half full kinda guy ... he acknowledges we have problems here in the U.S. of A., but still ... crack a smile, won't ya?

We got Jamie leaving Goal in WeHo Tuesday night and asked about athletes and artists making bold political statements.

Check out the clip -- Jamie says there's plenty to appreciate about America.