Michael Jackson broke down racial bar...

Michael Jackson broke down racial barriers

There are 1562 comments on the CNN story from Jun 28, 2009, titled Michael Jackson broke down racial barriers. In it, CNN reports that:

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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big daddy

United States

#23 Jun 28, 2009
all michael jackson broke down was little boys.He even tried to turn himself WHITE,no great loss, alot of small children can now sleep a little bit easier
Mich

Benicarló, Spain

#24 Jun 28, 2009
pop music sucks anyway....................
pastor john

United States

#25 Jun 28, 2009
john of china wrote:
what the hell is everybody talking about ?
the most beloved musician ever going heaven ,and you frigging nuts scolding him for all the past triffles,i do commiserate with you schmucks/bless that guy.
If he didn't accept JESUS CHRIST as his personal savior and live a life to prove it, he isnt in heaven,He is melting in HELL
pastor john

United States

#26 Jun 28, 2009
Princess Lovable S wrote:
His music truly broke racial barriers, but I cannot judge him as a person because I don't fully know his issues...
black people are the ones who seem to have racial issues.You seldom hear a white person say anytthing about racial issues
Nate Higgers

Smithfield, VA

#27 Jun 28, 2009
Barack Hussein Osama Obama sent condolences to the Pedo Jackson’s relatives, but NOT Fawcett’s relatives. We see the Racist Black man using government property & services for personal business. That is theft against American tax payers of course we/ they are mostly white.

Since: Apr 09

AOL

#28 Jun 28, 2009
Mich wrote:
<quoted text>sorry he´s not a god..........
Hey I know this, who said he was, I'm just stating what is fact, you have BILLIONS of people mourning his death, so he must have did something great to tough all those lived RIGHT?

Since: Mar 08

Minneapolis, MN

#29 Jun 28, 2009
We are talking about Michael Jackson not Jesse Jackson..LOL
jinkerjat wrote:
Michael Jackson broke down racial barriers.
huh?
He bleached his skin white, married white women, had babies with white women, and had surgery to have a white nose. I don't think he broke them down. He appears to have not acknowleged his blackness. I think he wanted to be a white woman, even to the extent of having white 'boyfriends'.
He was f*cked up from having to work as a kid. Abused into slavery for his parents pocketbook. That doesn't mean he wasn't a great entertainer or didn't love to sing and dance. His childhood was robbed and he never matured psychologically or emotionally.

Since: Mar 09

United States

#30 Jun 28, 2009
Broke down racial barriers and introduced legal child molestation. Oh well hes probably playing with children in Purgatory

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#31 Jun 28, 2009
I just heard somebody on TV say something similar to what my mom said. They said that people like Michael Jackson represents a time when this nation's culture was more unified and US people of all races tended to love the same stars. And that there will never be such big stars again that so many can relate to after that generation. So when these people from this time period die, people who were there when they were famous look at it with nostalgia and a sadness of the passing of a point in time that is leaving us.
slyda

Oldbury, UK

#33 Jun 28, 2009
huh....michael jackson hated his own race so much he bleached his skin and then said he had a skin whitening disease.....
evenwhenilie

Newark, DE

#34 Jun 28, 2009
oh_Really Now wrote:
<quoted text>
No one?
There's NO body under him in record sales or popularity?
NOBODY???
Really?
LOL....what an idiot you sound like.....lmao!!!!!
what a foolish white person you sound like, trying to stop people from liking some one; you are an idiot.
evenwhenilie

Newark, DE

#35 Jun 28, 2009
oh_Really Now wrote:
<quoted text>
Help me.
My CPU is in a paradigm flux.
The parents of the white kids "exploited" him for money.
But he turned himself into a caucasian because of his what his father did...
It
....does
..........not
..........compute.
bzzzzzzzt!
You mean evolution gave you dead end equipment because the environment you adapted to is not the ideal one, this is why nature is gradually replacing your kind with blacks and browns. Notice how when ever you mix with anyone outside your race, the baby comes out more "ethnic" as you say.....

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#36 Jun 28, 2009
evenwhenilie wrote:
<quoted text> You mean evolution gave you dead end equipment because the environment you adapted to is not the ideal one, this is why nature is gradually replacing your kind with blacks and browns. Notice how when ever you mix with anyone outside your race, the baby comes out more "ethnic" as you say.....
It's just that so many others are not using birth control. Soon it will be a disaster for the world.
SueMe

Philadelphia, PA

#37 Jun 28, 2009
For all you hating losers who haven't even accomplished a small percentage of what Michael accomplished in his life I have you know that Michael's, "Billy Jean," was the first black video that Mtv would even play on their video station. He did indeed break down racial barriers.

By the Way Billy Mays died this morning, and he was the man in the Oxi-clean commercials..

RIP....again.

“To love and be loved”

Since: Jun 08

right here, right now...

#38 Jun 28, 2009
howard crews wrote:
In some ways I agree with you. MJ didn't have it as good as people think. Nor was he mentally fit. Yet he did what he loved. Singing and dancing. Now as far a racial barriers. I really hate to see that put out their. Yes he made music that all races loved. Yet there are alot of music that alot of races love. He no more or no less barriers than any other music artist.
<quoted text>
I agree with you, "howard crews"! Before the time of Michael Jackson the black artists were discriminated. By the time of Michael Jackson, things were different and nobody could stop them anymore. He did turn the "twist of time" and changed the world.
SueMe

Philadelphia, PA

#39 Jun 28, 2009
slyda wrote:
huh....michael jackson hated his own race so much he bleached his skin and then said he had a skin whitening disease.....
It was a skin condition called vitiligo, and if you looked at Michael he had even less pigment than most white people. His hands were those of an albino.

http://www.visualdxhealth.com/adult/vitiligo....

If Michael bleached his skin it wasn't to look white, but to covered up all the white patches. He couldn't undo the white patches. It wouldn't make sense to some of you retards.

“To love and be loved”

Since: Jun 08

right here, right now...

#40 Jun 28, 2009
SueMe wrote:
For all you hating losers who haven't even accomplished a small percentage of what Michael accomplished in his life I have you know that Michael's, "Billy Jean," was the first black video that Mtv would even play on their video station. He did indeed break down racial barriers.
By the Way Billy Mays died this morning, and he was the man in the Oxi-clean commercials..
RIP....again.
R.I.P. again.
Duuuuhhhhhh

Laurel, MD

#41 Jun 28, 2009
Guess none of you were around when all MTV played was Pat Benatar, Duran Duran, etc. MJJ, with all of his "issues" was the first black entertainer on MTV, was loved around the world in countries where english isn't the native language - wrote and produced music in collaboration in a way with other artists across color lines. Kind of like the Jackie Robinson to music....but oh well, yeah, just focus on the negative - forget the legacy of the greatest entertainer to ever live.

“Cogito Ergo Sum”

Since: Feb 08

South of France

#42 Jun 28, 2009
Paul Jr wrote:
Michael Jackson was a freak that should of been in jail. He was a child molester and should of been executed for it.
It's a good thing that vicious, ignorant and stupid POS like you aren't automatically turned into pig-food due to your obvious oxygen thieving.

The greatest sadness of all about the mewling trolls and mindless idiots who haven't even bothered to research the accusations against Michael, and their complete fallacy, is the fact that we haven't yet discovered how to use your crushing ignorance as a form of energy, because with people as brutally stupid as you, we could power huge cities for years.

I'm so sick of the hate from people who wouldn't know talent even if their sly media masters and pontificating propaganda-purveyors called it out.
Instead, you fornicating swine debase and bring down anyone who shines just a little bit brighter than you, struggling to draw everyone down into the same rigid, ignorant, narrow-minded filth you wallow in, as you trot like clueless sheep to whatever sensationalism the avid media can flog to you.

Before you blather on about me "supporting pedophiles", as usual, you're completely wrong.
Further, Michael Jackson was not a pedophile.

It's a good thing his memory will last far, far longer than the dirty, sneering little stain you'll leave on the history of Humanity.
CherieL

Monterey, CA

#43 Jun 28, 2009
evenwhenilie wrote:
<quoted text> Notice how when ever you mix with anyone outside your race, the baby comes out more "ethnic" as you say.....
You mean like Mariah Carey? She looks white to me. Half black, half white. Looks much less ne_groid than less caucasian to me.

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