The former president stated that despite progress, more has to be done in achieving racial equality.
Wired PR News – Former president Bill Clinton expressed his thoughts on racial equality during an awards ceremony on Saturday. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Clinton stated while speaking at the Major League Baseball Beacon Awards, which honored Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron, Muhammad Ali and others for recognized civil rights and charitable efforts, that despite progress several issues remain in regards to achieving racial equality.
Clinton is quoted by the AP as stating during the luncheon, “A lot of people might be tempted to believe that the struggle — which both produced these three giants of sports and comedy and gave them the power to help so many others — that struggle for racial equality is over… But I really came here to say if you want to honor Hank Aaron and Muhammad Ali and Bill Cosby, you must first recognize that this struggle is nowhere near over.”
As noted by the AP, the luncheon and other events were part of the league’s Civil Rights Game.