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Laila Ali Will Not Support #blacklivesmatter Because It Will Affect Her Pockets


If you don’t have a good paying job then you may not understand why Laila Ali refuses to support Black Lives Matter.  When you have nothing to lose it’s easy to expect everybody to be willing to risk it all for a good cause.  But Laila Ali makes most of her money from sponsors and supporting BLM may cause her to lose it all.  In a recent article in Huff Post Live she states

“Yes, black lives matter. Yes, white lives matter, Asian lives matter. All lives matter,” she said. “And that’s kind of what my focus is. But it’s hard because, you know, you’ve got sponsors and you’ve got this and you’ve got that. And you don’t want to step on anybody’s toes. And you’re trying to be politically correct, but at the same time trying to uplift your people.” – Ali, 2016

There have been a number of people in an uproar about her making this statement but let’s be honest if supporting BLM meant you lost half of your current income, how vocal would you be.  I’m not a fan of her statement, I personally think she just shouldn’t have made a comment at all but I at least understand her stance.  You would have expected the daughter of Muhammed Ali to be a little more supportive since this is the same cause that her dad was fighting back in the 60’s but then again that is a statement all on its own.  We are still fighting the same battle our parents and grandparents were fighting 50 years ago.