Muhammad Ali’s Controversial Comments About Race

Over the years I’ve gotten to appreciate Muhammad Ali. Yes, he was a showman, arrogant, and full of himself, but he changed the sport of boxing forever. He was also an anti-statist. He took on the federal government. While initially he lost in the courts, he later won in the arena of public opinion, and eventually the Supreme rendered a unanimous decision in his favor. Born Cassius Clay, at the age of 22 he won the world heavyweight championship in 1964 from Sonny Liston in a stunning upset. Read more […]