Muhammed Akil | The 74
“In both private thought and public commemorations, many of us continue to reflect on the great life of Muhammad Ali. Rather than celebrate the man in general terms – the great athlete, the provocative speaker, the civil rights activist – let’s challenge ourselves to find the same courage he showed throughout his life to aggressively address our difficult social issues head on. We can choose to begin by acknowledging that education is the civil rights issue of our time.
Ali once stated, ‘A man who views the world at 50, the same as he did at 20, has wasted 30 years.’ This comment defines the importance of constantly evolving, developing, and not simply accepting ‘what is,’ but rather embracing ‘what could be.'”