Originally Posted by salsanchezfan
Absolutely agree. How does being called by some other name change the the lives of these people that would call him only by Clay? Not an iota of course, but they think they're putting their foot down or drawing some line in the sand by calling him "Clay."
I suppose Ali might be a mite put off by that if he actually knew and had to deal on a daily basis with these jackholes, but I'm sure he sleeps just fine at night despite their sanctimonius disapproval. After all, it wouldn't be the first time he dealt with a bigot.
Dealt with a bigot? You've got to be kidding.
PLAYBOY: You're beginning to sound like a carbon copy of a white racist. Let's get it out front: Do you believe that lynching is the answer to interracial sex?
ALI: A black man should be killed if he's messing with a white woman...
PLAYBOY: And what if a Muslim woman wants to go out with non-Muslim blacks -- or white men, for that matter?
ALI: Then she dies. Kill her, too.
Playboy Interview- 1975
Mr Clay dealt with a bigot every time he looked in a mirror.