Rest In Power

“My conscience won’t let me go shoot my brother, or some darker people, or some poor hungry people in the mud for big powerful America. And shoot them for what? They never called me nigger, they never lynched me, they didn’t put no dogs on me, they didn’t rob me of my nationality, rape and kill my mother and father… Shoot them for what? How do I got to go shoot them, poor little black people, little babies, children, and women? How can I shoot them poor people? Just take me to jail.”

– Muhammad Ali (1967), on why he refused to fight in Vietnam.

A courageous fighter who wasn’t afraid to act on his moral conscience as a human being while taking a major stand against war, imperialism, and white supremacy in the belly of the beast.

Rest in Power.

In solidarity.

{Image: Muhammad Ali with Malcolm X }

 

 


(Re post from Hampton Institute) http://www.hamptoninstitution.org/

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