The truth is, it’s too close to me. I see Ali differently than you see him. I see Ali as somebody who helped to change history. And let me, Julie Schwartz, and Denny O’Neill, turn all of that stuff that was happening way back when into a story with a real person and a comic book legend.
I want you to tell me about it. No, I’m not kidding. I really want you to tell me about it. I want you to tell me about what it meant to you. I want you to tell me how you feel. I don’t want to sit around and say, “Me, too.” I want to read your words.
Most of you pretty much know how I feel about it. I want the shower of your words to wash over me and take away some of the pain that I feel and that America feels. And that we have probably felt for at least 300 years.
One day we’ll all be able to forgive ourselves for the injustices that went on. Muhammad Ali was part of that healing. So please talk to me. Thank you.