Muhammad Ali Was More Than Just A Boxer...He Was A Hero, Too

Muhammad Ali Was More Than Just A Boxer…He Was A Hero, Too

There are many wonderful — nay, great things we could say about the late Muhammad Ali. He was a boxer, a poet, a champion for those with Parkinson’s…but to many, he was also a hero. He famously spoke out against racism saying, “Hating people because of their color is wrong and it doesn’t matter which color does the hating, it’s just plain wrong.” Wikimedia Commons The boxer, nicknamed The Greatest, also famously refused to go to war in Vietnam. Citing religious reasons for not wanting to fight — Ali had converted to Islam when he was just 22 — the man spoke out saying, “Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on [Vietnamese] people while [African Americans] in Louisville are treated like dogs.” Wikimedia Commons But what many people don’t realize is how much of an […]