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Muhammad Ali's legacy; Sacrifice & Pacifism vs. Narcissism

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Muhammad Ali's greatest legacy was standing up to the war in Vietnam.  He also states when refusing to be conscripted to the Vietnam war, that white domination and oppression would not be a valid cause for his participation in the war.  He said "““I got nothing against no Viet Cong. No Vietnamese ever called me a nigger.  Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on Brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights? No I’m not going 10,000 miles from home to help murder and burn another poor nation simply to continue the domination of white slave masters of the darker people the world over. This is the day when such evils must come to an end. I have been warned that to take such a stand would cost me millions of dollars. But I have said it once and I will say it again. The real enemy of my people is here. I will not disgrace my religion, my people or myself by becoming a tool to enslave those who are fighting for their own justice, freedom and equality."…

We will discuss his career and sacrifices he made due to his conscientious objector status.  We discuss how Islam was viewed differently back then.  We discuss the nature of which ethncity is dominant or superior and it became quite controversial

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