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Laila Ali Explains Why She Doesn’t Speak About Black Lives Matter

In a recent interview with the Huffington Post, Laila Ali, addressed her silence on issues that are affecting the Black community. When asked why she doesn’t speak or post on social media regarding our issues, Ali’s response was:

By me not posting, it doesn’t mean that Black lives don’t matter. 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?

When asked about the Black Lives Matter movement specifically, the daughter of the late, great Muhammad Ali went on to say:

I don’t ever like to make people feel separate. Yes, Black lives matter. Yes, white lives matter, Asian lives matter. All lives matter. And that’s kind of what my focus is. But it’s hard because, you know, you’ve got sponsors and you’ve got this and you’ve got that. And you don’t want to step on anybody’s toes. And you’re trying to be politically correct, but at the same time trying to uplift your people.

There has been a backlash on social media from many in the Black community regarding her recent comments. Many people expressed their disappointment with Laila’s statements, especially considering the legacy her father left when it came to being extremely vocal about his support for his people.

What do you think about her not fully speaking up about racial injustices to protect her sponsorships?

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Marye Cable September 26, 2019 at 9:05 pm

I think Laila Ali is a sell out! She doesn’t even see how her not taking nf a stance with her people only leaves her enslaved. She doesn’t even comprehend that if she does not feel free to publically stand against racism, bigotry, economic injustice, police committing and getting away with murdering unarmed black men, black women, and black children, then her sponsors don’t, that reveals that her sponsors do not care for her as a black woman, but only as a slave that they can use to promote their agenda. And when they no longer want to use her, then they’ll put her out to pasture with the rest of the animals. I’m very sure that if her father was alive and he heard those words coming out of her mouth it would literally kill him. When he was the heavy weight champion of the world, he still used his platform to promote his people and continued to fight for the culture. Wow, I am truly disappointed in her and the fact that she just spit on her father’s legacy. How sad!!

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Calvin Ali October 1, 2019 at 4:41 pm

SHE RIGHT ALL PEOPLE MATTER ….LIFE IS IMPORTANT NO MATTER WHO IS STANDING UP FOR IT THE POINT IS STOP THE KILLER OF LIFE STOP THE HATER WHO SHOW HATE PUT THE MIKE IN THERE FACE AN SEE AN HEAR WHY AN THEN ASK WHY THEY ARE NOT PUT AWAY FROM SOICITY

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Calvin Ali October 1, 2019 at 4:49 pm

SHE RIGHT ALL PEOPLE MATTER ….LIFE IS IMPORTANT NO MATTER WHO IS STANDING UP FOR IT THE POINT IS STOP THE KILLER OF LIFE STOP THE HATER WHO SHOW HATE PUT THE MIKE IN THERE FACE AN SEE AN HEAR WHY AN THEN ASK WHY THEY ARE NOT PUT AWAY FROM SOICITY

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