Michael Jackson: A Consideration

Brian Cook

The other day in the office, someone asked whether Michael Jackson should be considered white or black. I opined that, in fact, he’s “wack,” although I did leave open the possibility of categorizing him as a blite. (Come on, those are great puns!) Anyway, for a far more witty and searching examination of the spectacle du jour, check out this piece by Terry Eagleton.

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Brian Cook was an editor at In These Times from 2003 to 2009. He now works on the editorial staff of Playboy magazine.
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