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Joe Lewis was a household name in America when I was growing up. The “Brown Bomber” was the heavyweight champion of the world from 1937 to 1949, during World War II. 

One day during the war Joe Lewis was driving in New York with Harvey Stone, a comedian. They were both in their Army uniforms on their way to entertain our wartime troops. Lewis was driving hurriedly to get there on time. He accidentally wound up sideswiping a cab.

The irate taxi driver made tracks to Joe’s open window and began hurling abuse on him that covered every racial slur he could think of. As the heavyweight champ of the world took it all in, the cab driver challenged him to a fight, uniform or no uniform. 

But Joe Lewis kept his cool and soon the frustrated cabbie got back in his cab and drove off. Harvey Stone was flabbergasted. “Joe, why didn’t you take at least one tiny swing at him for all that racial profanity he gave you?”

Joe Lewis replied, “If someone insulted Enrico Caruso, would he have sung him an aria?”

What are YOUR thoughts on what the cab driver said and on what Joe Lewis said and did not do?  Any connection to what is going on in America today?

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