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Old 12-07-2011, 06:16 PM #1
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Just finished watching the documentary "Joe Louis-America's Hero betrayed" and it got me thinking who was the better role model for black people Louis or Ali.
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Old 12-07-2011, 06:42 PM #2
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Joe Louis is a good role model for anyone. Muhammad Ali, while great, is not.
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Joe Louis is a good role model for anyone. Muhammad Ali, while great, is not.
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:04 PM #4
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I never understood why people had to qualify things - especially role models - like that. Honestly, a role model is a role model, white or black. If someone doesn't qualify as a role model for a white kid, he probably doesn't qualify for black kids, either. But if you're asking me who's a better role model, the obvious choice is Louis. Ali was kind of a prick.
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:15 PM #5
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Had to vote Ali.......
Had the balls to speak his mind and just didn't give a f*ck.......
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:16 PM #6
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I voted for joe louis but then again I'm a white person
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:45 PM #7
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I think governments around the world would rather have nations full Louis clones rather than Ali clones. Not saying that's a good thing.
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Louis is a better role model for people of any race.

Ali did become a better role model as he got older though. He apologized for a lot of the statements he made and realized he was just a young angry black kid who hated the world at the time.
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Had to vote Ali.......
Had the balls to speak his mind and just didn't give a f*ck.......
Hitler had the balls to speak his mind..... I don't think that alone constitutes a better role model.


I voted for Louis
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Ali was right about a lot of stuff and wrong about a lot.
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