WWE’s Mustafa Ali brings police officer’s perspective to Black Lives Matter


Last weekend, I reached out to Mustafa Ali asking whether he would be willing to speak about the current civil unrest in the nation following the police killing of George Floyd.

Ali considered the idea, but respectfully passed.

“The reason I had declined is, not only is this a sensitive topic, it’s a very important topic and I didn’t feel like I was the right person to speak on the matter,” says Ali. “I was talking to a fellow WWE wrestler, who is Black, about everything that’s going on. He had said that, ‘You face the same thing that we as Black Americans face.’ And I said, ‘No, we don’t. When I drive and I get pulled over, I’m worried about getting a ticket. I’m not worried about getting shot. Ever. So no, we don’t have the same fight. I have a fight. You have a war.’ That’s why I didn’t feel I was the right person to talk about this situation.”




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