paulthefan wrote:Instead, he made a statement that helped to change the course of history and black peoples status.
not really, the heavy lifting was done by people of great stature and mostly long before Ali was Ali.But Ali was fearless in a very trying time.
Ali was actually shameless in a very easy time.I suppose you take exception with Tommie Smith and John Carlos too?
they raised their fists after all the heavy lifting was done and thereby unknowingly gave themselves credit for the real risks that great men took before them. Men that really did face brutal injustice with great character and greater courage. Not the college campus rentajustice kind. They thought they were doing the right thing. Tommie Smith is a great man.
They cant help when they were born.
All 4 men did courageous things during their respective eras to bring attention to social causes.
You were apparently okay with things the way they were. Reminds me a coworker I use to have who said MLK was nothing but a troublemaker.