We are living in a historical time. I thought these days were long past us and surprised, frankly that things are progressing as quickly as they are. With that being said...it's important to remember that even during the fight against slavery and for civil rights, there were ALOT of Black people that were against both. Too comfortable in their positions to want anyone rocking the *vote. Damn shame Laila Ali is one of them, considering her father's legacy.
In a recent interview with The Huffington Posts' Black Voices, Laila Ali explains why she doesn't use her voice like her father did to speak about the pressing issue of our time #BlackLivesMatter and systemic injustice.
“Yes, black lives matter. Yes, white lives matter, asian lives matter. All lives matter,” she said. “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.”
So basically...she doesn't wanna lose any money.
While I get this...when you're already a multi-millionaire world famous athlete, it's alot easier for you to speak out and take risks (because you have money already) as opposed to...I dunno, a struggling blogger / party promoter with majority White audience. smh.
Talk amongst yourselves.
Ed note: That's supposed to be rocking the boat, but I thought it telling and decided to leave the mistake in there...Freudian slip of sorts, I guess.