The thugs over at Black Lives Matter are not happy about this one, but what will they do, fight her?
“Yes, black lives matter. Yes, white lives matter, asian lives matter. All lives matter,” Ali said.
Mohammed Ali was one of sport’s most polarizing figures. He changed his name from Cassius Clay to Mohammed Ali as he wanted to shed himself of his “slave name.” He went to jail for opposing the Vietnam War, losing some of the prime years of his boxing career.
Given a family history such as this, one would think that Laila Ali might align herself with the racists and rioters that are known as Black Lives Matter.
Fortunately, Laila has a view on the issue that many find surprising.
In a recent interview with Huffington Post, Laila said that black lives matter, of course, as do white lives, asian lives, and all lives. She feels that Social Media is an inappropriate platform for discussing racial equality.
“By me not posting, it doesn’t mean that black lives don’t matter,” she said. “To me, it’s obvious that black lives matter. And then… I’m like, what is posting going to do? What is speaking out going to do?”
Ali has millions of Facebook fans, along with a number of sponsors, and that her following is diverse. She does not want to make people feel separate. She wants to uplift her people and avoid stepping on toes.
She goes on to say that she teaches her children the “impact and change people can have within their own homes.”
“I would think about what can I do as a family to take responsibility for our actions,” she said. “So, I think as black people, we have to do the things that we can do to make a change within our own community within ourselves first and then let the trickle effect happen.”
Boom! She said that black people have to do the things that they can to make change within their own communities.
Sounds as if she is not blaming white people, or the cops, doesn’t it?
Watch Laila Ali’s thoughtful interview below:
SOURCE: [HUFFINGTON POST]