Be sure to tune in this Sunday for our fascinating conversation with Hana Ali, who discusses at length not only the legacy of her father, but of the necessity to continue to stand up against injustices in our world today as a united community.
TMV EXCLUSIVE: Muhammad Ali’s Daughter On What Her Father Would Have Thought Of BLM
In an exclusive new podcast interview, Salim and Noora speak to the daughter of Muhammad Ali, Hana Ali, on what it was like to share her father with the world, what his views would have been on the Black Lives Matter Movement, and much more.
Celebrating the 100th episode of TMV Podcast series, this interview will air this Sunday, July 5th. Be sure to stay tuned by following the TMV Podcast on our Anchor page as well as on our YouTube channel.
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This fascinating interview with Hana Ali brings to light a wide variety of important issues in our world today – including the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement. Brought to international attention after the horrifying murder of George Floyd at the hands of white American police officers, the Black Lives Matter movement has not only spread nationally within the US, but internationally as well.
When asked whether her father would have supported the BLM movement today, Hana responded:
“My father would have definitely supported the Black Lives Matter movement. You have so many people that are uneducated or ignorant, thinking that Black Lives Matter means that other lives don’t – it has nothing to do with that. Their issue is that Black lives matter also, or Black lives matter too. There’s an invisible ‘also’ or an invisible ‘too’, because Black lives are the ones that have been disrespected… Think about it, the Black Panthers who were taking up arms to defend themselves – not to cause any havoc – were considered communist or a threat to the United States.
But what about the KKK? To this day, they are openly hateful and are the ones who are inflicting hatred on innocent people, and it’s ok for them to congregate and it’s ok for them to express this hate. It’s really sad, but that’s just another example of the systemic racism – they’re not a threat to White America, they’re a threat to the darker people, they already don’t have respect for our lives anyway. So my father would definitely support the movement. He would be the Muhammad Ali of old, if he could talk and was alive now, speaking up for Black pride, Black issues, and all people around the world who are mistreated.
The only thing I would say is this – when you talk about the rioting, I think my father would even say to that, that of course, it’s not good to steal, but you have to understand why people get to that point. You’re not listening to the Colin Kapernicks who are peacefully kneeling. You’re taking away his livelihood and his job for taking a stance peacefully.”
Be sure to tune in this Sunday for our full conversation with Hana Ali, who discusses at length not only the legacy of her father, but of the necessity to continue to stand up against injustices in our world today as a united community.