Like father, like daughter?
That seems to be the case when it comes to Muhammad Ali’s daughter Laila Ali. She hasn’t been in the boxing ring for quite a while – but she’s knocked out the Black Lives Matter movement a number of times.
The former boxer recently sat down with HuffPo Live to discuss why won’t publicly support the Black Lives Matter movement online. She stated that she doesn’t believe an Instagram post or tweet can really change anything… which I think we can all agree. The only thing less productive then tweeting about problems is attempting to “solve” them by rioting and burning down your own communities.
IJ Review reported:
The boxing champ said she appreciated what the San Francisco 49ers player was doing by sitting down or taking a knee during the anthem:
“I commend Colin Kaepernick because he had a lot of courage…he knows what he’s talking about, he’s very passionate about it. He’s trying to speak up for people who can’t speak for themselves.
I could be there on the front lines, but I’m a mom. I’m like ok cuz trust me I could be a soldier on the front lines but it’s ok you have to choose. Do I want to be at home with my kids or do I want to be a fighter and say ‘sorry kids mama has to go out and fight the world.'”
But at the 5:00 mark, Ali explained why she wasn’t personally making a public stand about the BLM movement. That’s when she got into some trouble with her fans:
There were three particular words that likely triggered all the liberals tuning in. “Yes, black lives matter. Yes, white lives matter, Asian lives matter. All lives matter. And that’s kind of what my focus is.
I doubt that one will go over well with them.
How are liberals going to react to this? By calling her a racist? I don’t think that’ll go over too well.