Muhammad Ali was a racist; called white people 'devils'

When three-time heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali died last June 3 in Phoenix, Arizona, at age 74, the accolades poured in:

  • The media published obituaries rehashing his spectacular boxing career and accomplishments as a “civil rights champion” and “an emblem of strength, eloquence, conscience and courage” who spoke out against racism, war and religious intolerance.
  • Then-POTUS Barack Obama issued a statement saying that Ali had fought for everyone, that he stood with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “when it was hard; spoke out when others wouldn’t. His fight outside the ring would cost him his title and his public standing. It would earn him enemies on the left and the right, make him reviled, and nearly send him to jail. But Ali stood his ground. And his victory helped us get used to the America we recognize today.”

But Ali’s FBI files, obtained by the citizen watchdog group Judicial Watch, paint a very different portrait of the acclaimed boxer and activist.

Judicial Watch reports, May 3, 2017:

“The FBI files present a picture of the late heavyweight champion that is clearly at odds with much of the image portrayed at the time of his death last year. His deep involvement with the Nation of Islam and its racially divisive rhetoric and behavior is part of a record that deserves to be revealed and contradicts Ali’s image as a civil rights icon. The hundreds of pages of documents are related to the FBI’s investigation of Ali for evading the draft and the government’s monitoring of the Nation of Islam, which is described by the agency as an ‘all-Negro, quasi-religious organization which espouses a line of violent hatred of the white race, Government, law and law enforcement.’”

According to FBI records, Muhammad Ali referred to Caucasians as “white devils” and “crackers” and told mosque worshipers that “black women have the best sons and daughters in the world.” Known as Cassius Clay before converting to the Nation of Islam, Ali said blacks want separation not integration because “programs of [racial] integration are useless” and the 1964 Civil Rights Act was a “swindle.”
Consistent with the teachings of the Nation of Islam, Ali said in a mosque delivery that “the so-called Negro is the original man and is superior to the white devil” and that he’d rather be with his own people than “blue-eyed devil white people.” Ali told a Washington D.C. mosque crowd that he preferred “dying outright” or going to jail than going into the Army; and to a Cleveland mosque that the American flag “represented death and destruction” but the “Muslim flag” represents “life and prosperity, justice for all black men.”
In the 1960s, the FBI closely monitored Ali as a “security matter” due to his associations with Nation of Islam leaders Elijah Mohammad and Malcom X. The Nation of Islam followed Mohammad’s bizarre interpretation of the Koran that white people are “white devils” to be destroyed in a coming “War of Armageddon.” In April 1964, Ali’s plans to travel to Muslim countries alarmed the FBI and the agency searched his passport files and recorded that while in Accra, Ghana, Ali said he planned to bring four wives back to the US. According to one of Ali’s ex-wives, Sonji Roi, the Nation of Islam received 80% of the boxer’s earnings while he only got 20%. The FBI records also state that Ali was arrested for assault and battery in July 1960 at his parents’ home in Louisville, Kentucky and that his mother had witnessed the crime.
Judicial Watch had to sue the government to get the decades-old FBI records on Muhammad Ali, noting the irony that Ali’s family is using his name and legacy to launch a national anti-discrimination campaign, “Step into the Ring,” to end racial and religious profiling. Ali’s second wife, Khalilah Camacho-Ali, and son, Muhammad Ali Jr, said their inspiration for the campaign came from their being detained, questioned, harassed, and subjected to “racial and religious profiling” by federal immigration officers at a south Florida airport, when they were returning from a Jamaican Black History month event.
When he died, Muhammad Ali’s net worth was estimated to be $80 million.
Actor-comedian Chris Rock has a net worth of $70 million, but says America is racist and July 4th is “Happy White People’s Day”.
Actor Samuel L. Jackson, with a net worth of $200 million, says America’s police are racist.
Despite being twice elected POTUS, with a net worth of $40 million, Obama told the NAACP that America is still racist because of slavery.
When successful blacks, with multi-million dollars in net worth of which ordinary Americans can only dream, still insist America is racist and white people are devils, what hope is there for racial relations?
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chemtrailssuck
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This is an excellent example if you are searching for a definition of Orwell’s “Doublethink”. Yeah, we elect a black gay president and his ‘husband’, but the USA is still chock full of racists? IF that was the truth, then when Bathhouse Barry got into office (two times), there would have been white ‘racists’ rioting all over the place, breaking windows, torching cars and stealing from walmart. I didn’t see anything like that. It’s just another elitist trick to try and divide Americans. They don’t want blacks and others to think for themselves, they just want them to parrot whatever… Read more »

marblenecltr
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“America is racist because of slavery.” Then so are almost all nations. So is Islam today, for it calls for slavery and practices it. So is Nigeria and other African nations where it is practiced. O.K., people of all races can look down on others, but I don’t accept the nonsense that only the race with control and dominance can be racist. I go by Funk and Wagnalls, not Jackson and Sharpton.

Tim Shey
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Remember when Ali said that “Cassius Clay” was a slave name? Cassius Marcellus Clay was an abolitionist from Kentucky. Read more here:
https://jobloggz.wordpress.com/2016/06/10/the-boxer/

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

How sad that Ali’s son has not prospered himself enough to earn monies by means other than holding his father up to be some kind of MLK-like individual. Let’s hope that enough people know the truth about the man to not be taken in.

TrailDust
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TrailDust

I remember well when he became a Black Muslim, and that he resisted the draft based on his new religion, and spent jail time for it. He was rarely spoken of publicly apart from his boxing career. So most of us gave him a pass. But just listen to the words of Louis Farrakhan and Elijah Mohammad, and you begin to rethink your sanguine view of Muhammad Ali. My first brush with Nation of Islam was a conversation with one of my classmates at art school in 1972. That encounter introduced me to the seething murderous hatred of Nation of… Read more »

Glenn47
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Glenn47

He lost me when he converted and draft dodged and refused to serve a country that gave him so much. I was completely done when he tossed his medals away. He had no respect for the country and I reciprocated in turn.
I guess he never got the memo that it was blacks and Muslims that sold blacks into slavery. That one of the worst slave owners in this country was a black man, Mr. Johnson.

marblenecltr
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Another aspect of Ali is his unfounded and long-lasting brutal verbal abuse of Joe Frasier. O. K., so what? Joe Frasier helped Ali years earlier with his own money when Ali/Clay was in need.

TPR
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TPR

No fan of boxing, I haven’t paid too much attention to “MUHAMMAD” Ali, but that is a “knockout” post with “quotes to kill” any White-Hate-Rant: “Ali said BLACKS WANT SEPARATION NOT INTEGRATION because ‘programs of [racial] integration are USELESS’ and the 1964 Civil Rights Act was a ‘SWINDLE.'” That jewel-of-a-quote is a keeper to add as a reply to such “White-People-are-Evil” tweets, comments, videos, & rants seen around the internet. Great job! This site gave a few similar black/white quotes by Ali (original source: “Ali: The Legacy,” The Guardian): hollowverse dot com /muhammad-ali/ –“Integration is wrong. We don’t want to… Read more »

marblenecltr
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A relative of mine who knew boxing well said that Clay, when we watched him as a youth at 18 boxing on television would become heavy-weight champion. That was long ago, a time when a heavyweight over 200 pounds would be thought to be too slow to gain that championship. Marciano, retired undefeated, was 185. I recently heard that Sonny Liston threw his fight (suspected at the time), yet could easily have beaten Ali.

Lana
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Lana

You know Ali grew up when there still were inequities so some bitterness might be allowed for, however embracing the Nation of Islam is the equivalent of the KKK. Why no outrage? And yes Ali also railed against intermarriage and said that he wanted his babies to look like him. I can’t blame him, but he was never called a racist for it, and yet now young white people are guilt tripped that if they don’t consider dating and marrying outside their race they are racist. Frankly I think it has gotten to the point that we do need separate… Read more »

Lana
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Lana

Additionally Ali after going to Africa said ” no thanks” to returning to an African country which is something he had considered. I wonder since he thought Blacks were so superior, how did he reconcile the primitive state of Black Africans with their superiority?

Steven Broiles
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After the BIG LIE of LBJ re.: The War in Viet Nam, I can’t say I blame anyone for not wanting to go fight there. This is NOT to disrespect those who served honorably; The truth didn’t come out for a number of years. But Muhammed Ali set himself up as a paragon of virtue by defying the draft which, from a corrupt establishment, may seem genuine, but it wasn’t. Muhammed Ali had to have been put up to this by someone; The entire charade could not have been dreamed up by Ali alone: Intellectually, he was a moron. And… Read more »

TPR
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TPR

Since George Foreman is a Christian (he got saved in 1977 after his fight in Puerto Rico with Jimmy Young), I wondered if he ever preached to Ali in hopes of converting him. Here’s an interesting & funny Q+A interview with Foreman > sections where he discusses what religions he considered before getting saved, & regarding his interactions with Muhammad Ali: https://www.beliefnet.com/entertainment/celebrities/george-foremans-second-chance.aspx […] Q: You said that you were interested in several religions before you became a Christian and that you toyed with the idea of becoming Muslim like Muhammad Ali (who took Foreman’s heavyweight title in a bout in… Read more »

cogitoergosumantra
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All folks are “remembered” posthumously as much greater and more benevolent than they ever could have been in real life… especially public figures — sports legends, entertainers, politicians, you name it. But with Ali in particular, they never really delved into his reality even when he was living… whether due to the desire to promote him as “The Greatest”, or as a “successful” black man, or for whatever reason. Unless, of course, you watched the darker documentaries or read the books or long articles. Which is pretty much true for most of those society tries to celebrate as heroes. Personally,… Read more »

daveyone1
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Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

Lori
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Lori

As a humanitarian I have always been repulsed at any form of slavery. I felt I deserved reparations for having to continually be subjected to the history of what was done to human beings as I grew up and today still see commercials for this gruesome human behavior. I read an article that claimed the African slave ships brought one hundred and eleven million to the borders of Africa to be herded onto ships. This article claimed that only ten million survived to make it to the Americas. If that cost has some form of business logic in someone’s mind… Read more »

dgaubatz313
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He changed his view when he got older and said in an interview that all races have their devils.