MUHAMMAD ALI

I care about the opinions of athletes during these times. I recently listened to Muhammed Ali talk about the psychological impact of racism during his time. How many young Black people had to fight psychological warfare just because they were dark-skinned?

Systematic racism has oppressed not just Black communities but also Black minds. Shoutout to guys like @malcolmjenkins27 who use their platform to speak out and fight, and #muhammadali for the game on this video. “I’ve always wondered why Miss America has always been white, with all the beautiful Black women in America. Beautiful suntans, sculptural bodies … So much diversity and they always choose white. And Miss World is always white and Miss Universe is always white.
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Then there are things like the White House cigars, the white swan soup, the White King soap, white cloud paper, white ring fish, Tony the White floor wax … Everything is white! The angel hair cake is white … but the devil cake is chocolate.
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I said: “Mom, why is everything white?”. I always wondered. Even the President lives in the White House. And Maria had a snow white little lamb, and Snow White … Everything was white. Santa Claus is white.
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And everything bad is black. The ugly duckling was black, the black cat brings bad luck, and if I threaten you, it is a ‘blackmail’ (blackmail). I said, ‘Mom, why don’t you call it  ‘whitemail’? They lie too! I was always very curious, and that’s how I knew something was wrong.”

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