Michael Jackson broke down racial barriers

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Michael Jackson was an international superstar, and many in the black community herald him for breaking down racial barriers in the music industry.
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“Ars longa, vita brevis”

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Mich wrote:
pop music sucks anyway..........
OH HELLO DEAR...then, Do you really know what the POP music is all about???
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How? What group of people live to break down barriers through music anyway while ignoring all other matters of importance such as productive neighborhoods and successful children. Lots of bp are simply azz backward. Not to mention the guy tried to turn in to a white woman... Or white man. He was sick.

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BlixCrackles wrote:
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If you want to believe tabloids and PR spin, go ahead, no skin off my nose. I prefer official documentation for getting facts, and there are NONE available for any of Wacko's "donations".
Go to Guiness records or that kind of source. Michael is the one entertainer who donated the greatest amount of money to charity in his career to this date.
A third of profits from MJ's music, film etc. still go to charity according to his will.
Never read tabloids.So you may be speaking for yourself, since you can only believe that others do. Who knows?

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The only thing jacko wacko broke down was his fugly face.
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Intergalactic Clowns ll wrote:
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Go to Guiness records or that kind of source. Michael is the one entertainer who donated the greatest amount of money to charity in his career to this date.
A third of profits from MJ's music, film etc. still go to charity according to his will.
Never read tabloids.So you may be speaking for yourself, since you can only believe that others do. Who knows?
J.C****
Post documents, not rhetoric.

He is in the Guiness record book for being the pop star that donated to the most charities (39 of them). There is nothing about donating the most money. Another entertainer could have donated more money to a single charity, and not cared whether he/she is recognized as such in the record books. Most philanthropic people like to remain as anonymous as possible. Helping people, not being in record books, is what they are all about (and a tax deduction doesn't hurt). In fact HTW went bankrupt under his trusteeship. I suppose you have a copy of his Will. Maybe you can post the part where one third of the profits still go to charity? Disn't think so.
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Jacko broke down his nose is all I know.
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Rickey Bobby wrote:
<quoted text>Post documents, not rhetoric.
He is in the Guiness record book for being the pop star that donated to the most charities (39 of them). There is nothing about donating the most money. Another entertainer could have donated more money to a single charity, and not cared whether he/she is recognized as such in the record books. Most philanthropic people like to remain as anonymous as possible. Helping people, not being in record books, is what they are all about (and a tax deduction doesn't hurt). In fact HTW went bankrupt under his trusteeship. I suppose you have a copy of his Will. Maybe you can post the part where one third of the profits still go to charity? Disn't think so.
Your correct information by that azz clown will once again be ignored. Floons are the most ignorant and gullible lot on the planet.

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Rickey Bobby wrote:
<quoted text>Post documents, not rhetoric.
He is in the Guiness record book for being the pop star that donated to the most charities (39 of them). There is nothing about donating the most money. Another entertainer could have donated more money to a single charity, and not cared whether he/she is recognized as such in the record books. Most philanthropic people like to remain as anonymous as possible. Helping people, not being in record books, is what they are all about (and a tax deduction doesn't hurt). In fact HTW went bankrupt under his trusteeship. I suppose you have a copy of his Will. Maybe you can post the part where one third of the profits still go to charity? Disn't think so.
I do have copy of last will from "Michael Jackson - Treasure book".
If you expect me to scan it and somehow post it for you, you expect too much of someone who don't personally care about the conclusions you post here. For those who believe positively no proof is nescessary. For those who believe negatively, no proof will ever be enough.
Make of it, what you want.

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mjwasnogood wrote:
<quoted text>Your correct information by that azz clown will once again be ignored. Floons are the most ignorant and gullible lot on the planet.
Even Assclowns have better things to do sometimes -
we get back when we see fit. You're the ignorant fool.
What do you know of what the remainder of this planet thinks?
Here's a clue, little nugget:

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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okay since yhu wanna tlk bout other ppl how would yhu like it if i called yhu a child molester. i dnt knw yhu but i will call yhu it. just for the simple fact yhu dnt knw michael nd yhu wuznt in da room witt him if he did molester a child nd yhu8 wuznt in the courtroom to hear all the evidence cuz they dont tell evrybody the whole story nd they do make sum of da stuff up. so to me i think yhu should be put in jail or executed since yhu wanna say dat bout sum1 else how bout yhu do da same
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Michael Jackson didn't break nothing that Sammy Davis, Jr., virtually the entire Motown roster pre-Jackson 5 and sports figures like Jackie Robinson and Joe Louis hadn't already done. MTV was a "rock" station before they played MJ's videos. MJ was seen as an R&B artist. MTV accepted to play MJ's video for "Billie Jean" because it was "edgier" than most of its earlier content. Still doesn't really give him a barrier breaker card. He broke ground in how people did videos even to atrocious limits but he also made the actual music the lesser attraction. According to critics of MTV, when that channel came, that put an end to the 100% focus on the talent. Not only did you have to be talented but to get on MTV you have to have an image. This is what Madonna understood. And Whitney Houston also benefited from it. Michael was a very good-looking guy with a goody two shoes image then so he appealed to youngsters and MTV saw money signs. This wasn't a black or white issue, this was a money issue. Also there's this myth that "black music" wasn't selling until "Thriller" during the so-called radio apartheid of the early 1980s but it was and MJ had a lot to do with that success already ("Off the Wall"). "Thriller" had appeals to every genre that was hip (rock, R&B, post-disco, pop) so it's no surprise it became a multi-format hit. In comparison, Prince's multi-genre albums were more creative ("1999", "Controversy", etc.) and I think he had to deal with more racism (not to mention homophobia because of how he appeared onstage) than MJ did to be honest with you. After "Thriller", Michael's music got more calculated for sales, not because of racial appeal. Hell by "Bad", black people thought he was bleaching his skin, white people thought he was bizarre for those concocted rumors from MJ's camp, so I think they were equal about how Michael was perceived. MJ only used race when it benefited him during times of trouble (going to the NAACP during the first public molestation allegations and then hiring members of the Nation of Islam as security during the trial) but he harbored racist views too. So much for breaking down "racial barriers".
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How?? By keeping his hair long and permed, by having nose cartilage and nose meat shaved off his original African-American nose, and by using skin-lightening cream every day??

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Doctor REALITY wrote:
How?? By keeping his hair long and permed, by having nose cartilage and nose meat shaved off his original African-American nose, and by using skin-lightening cream every day??
Boy.. for a guy that preaches Christianity (or whatever that is) you sure are full of hate.

Lookup: vitiligo universalis

Many people get nose jobs. Beyonce, Sherman Moore, LL Cool J, Rihanna, Hally Berry..just to name a few. These people are in the business of ENTERTAINMENT, where looks are everything.
They are trying to reach the white ideal of beauty. Perms..in Hollywood? Oh Pleeeeeze...

I don't know about Michael Jackson breaking down racial barriers but he sure tried to tell people, since 1996, the powers that be DON'T CARE ABOUT YOU. That is an important message.

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Jun 28, 2013
 
I don't know, Michael surely is the only celebrity I saw put tape around his nasal tip. Surely if he only had two, he wouldn't have needed to do that, right?
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DLA FORM 1822 wrote:
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Dr. Emmett Brown: 1.21 gigawatts? 1.21 gigawatts? Great Scott!
Marty McFly: What-what the hell is a gigawatt?
one billon watts of electricity. Look in Free Dictionary on google that's where i got the answer.
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No he didnt- Martin Luther King did so.
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Doctor REALITY wrote:
How?? By keeping his hair long and permed, by having nose cartilage and nose meat shaved off his original African-American nose, and by using skin-lightening cream every day??
Would you by any chance mean: African American features? And/ or African features?
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He's dead. Who cares about him anymore.
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Whether he broke down barriers, or not, it appears the he had some every serious pedophilia problems.

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