IN THIS era of falsehood and corruption, it is refreshing to hear a little simple wisdom on racial matters from a well-known public figure. It is embarrassing, however, that that wisdom should have to come from a Black rather than someone of our own race (ILLUSTRATION: Muhammad Ali).
In a recent interview published by Playboy magazine, Muhammad Ali, the Black heavyweight-champion boxer, who is a devotee of the Black Muslim religion, made the following comments:
“…If I could be President of the U.S. tomorrow… or be in an all-black country of 25,000,000 Negroes and my job would be to put garbage in the truck, I’d be a garbage man. And if that included not just me but also my children and all my seed from now till forever, I’d still rather have the lowest job in a black society than the highest in a white society. If we get our own country, I’d empty trash ahead of being President of the U.S…..
“Before I was a Muslim, I had one white girlfriend for two days, that’s all. I wasn’t no Muslim then, but I just felt it wasn’t right… Black men with white women just don’t feel right. They may think it’s all right and that they’re in love, but you see ‘em walking on the street and they’re ashamed — they be duckin’ and they be cold. They’re not proud. Once you get a knowledge of yourself you see how stupid that is….
“Man, I was in Chicago a couple of months ago and saw a white fella take a black woman into a motel room. He stayed with her two or three hours and then walked out — and a bunch of brothers saw it and didn’t even say nothin’. They should have thrown rocks at his car or kicked down the door while he was in there screwing her — do something to let him know you don’t like it. How can you be a man when another man can come get your woman or your daughter or your sister — and take her to a room and screw her — and, nigger, you don’t even protest?…
“A black man should be killed if he’s messing with a white woman…. Raping, patting, abusing, showing our women disrespect — a (White) man should die for that…. We will kill you, and the brothers who don’t kill you will get their behinds whipped and probably get killed themselves if they let it happen and don’t do nothin’ about it.”
In response to a question from his interviewer as to what should be done about a Black Muslim woman who goes out with a White man, Ali answered: “Then she dies. Kill her too.”
And, although Ali didn’t say it, the same should apply to the White woman who betrays her race. Kill her too!
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From Attack! No. 45, 1976
transcribed by Vanessa Neubauer from the book The Best of Attack! and National Vanguard, edited by Kevin Alfred Strom