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    Racism Watch: Michael Jackson - a man trapped behind a mask
    Michael Jackson
    By Yuri Prasad
    June 30, 2009 - socialistworker.co.uk


    Despite his huge popularity, Michael Jackson embodied the contradictions of racism in the music industry

    The words to Nina Simone’s song Young, Gifted and Black could have been written especially for the Jackson Five. When the group’s first single, I Want You Back, smashed its way to the top of the pop charts in 1969 the brothers seemed to some to epitomise the desire for black pride that emerged out of the movement for civil rights.

    The Jacksons combined street ­credibility – a kind of ghetto chic derived from their working class upbringing in Indiana – with wholesome respectability. They dressed sharp, but not so sharp they couldn’t be copied, and the group wore their hair in the “natural” Afro style.

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