No one has a monopoly on civility. It is the height of sublimation to suggest that just because Berry Gordy polished their image his intent was to make them "White." There are people living in the so-called "3rd" ie code for un-civilized world who are more civil than many if not most or all Americans. I watched the BET awards for the first time because they promoted it as a tribute to MJ and I was so disappointed; except for Ne-Yo and some aspects of Jamie Foxx' performance I found myself cringing at everyone else. Just because they force you to live in the Ghetto it does not mean we have to become Ghetto-ized. Michael, it might also be said received his own dose of Universal karma before he died. He felt his father's pain of being wrongfully accused. Forget this nonsense about Joe Jackson promoting his record company, Don Lemon asked him how was everyone else doing; no one ever claimed Joe to be an educated man so why are we looking for elocution from an eighty year old "salt of the earth" man.
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