Elijah Muhammad taught Ali and Malcolm X that all american whites were devils and they lapped it up without questioning as he was a supposed prophet, like religion eh? Malcolm X changed his tune later and Ali went to Mecca and saw people of all walks and colours of life and change. He wouldn't say that he was the smartest person now or back then and he isn't the first or last person to fall for someone who speaks well for a cause which has some relation to you. It was a very different time back then and he changed like we all should and do.
How else am I going to see a man's head viciously slammed into a metal staircase and obviously put their hand in front of their face. And slaps to the chest that are so brutal I have to hide behind my seat through fear of my ribcage.