Now that Muhammad Ali is dead everyone is acting like they actually loved Ali, especially the white media. The fact is the white media & most of White America hated the confident & honest Ali but loved the Parkinson’s stricken, quiet Ali because they could mold him into whatever they wanted much like Dr. King.
When Ali was healthy & speaking his truth he was what he was & couldn’t be changed into anything else. But once Ali was quieted by Parkinsons he was suddenly loved by the white media. Some might ask why? Because Ali couldn’t be powerful & strong without his greatest asset which was his voice. Ali was not a threat anymore without his voice & suddenly became a hero to the white media and most of White America.
White America hated this Ali because he was in the Nation of Islam surrounded and supported by intelligent black people. Ali was proudly black & was very blunt in his opinions about America.
White America hated this Ali because he was unbeatable, confident, & no “great white hope” could knock him down or beat him including Chuck Wepner.