THE NOSE OF MJ By Andre Austin Michael Jackson’s video Black or White received rave reviews primarily because of its high tech special effects, but many criticized it because of its excessive violence and scenes of simulated masturbation. Jermaine Jackson was also highly critical of his brothers ever-changing skin color and addressed this issue in a song entitled Word to the Badd. The lyrics stated: “Once you were made You changed your shade Was your color wrong? Could not turn back It’s a known fact. You were too far gone” -Jermaine Jackson MJ said in music that it didn’t matter if you were black or white but his nose surgery questioned the truthfulness of the song. There’s nothing wrong showing the universal nature of the human race being interchangeable. We have known about Black and brown animals producing albino offspring (faded, bleached) and this is what happened to the white race long ago in Africa. However, to alter your nose to make it more European is clearly self-hate. When Michael Jackson had his original nose on his Off the Wall album cover I was a big fan and I primarily listen to his hits in the 70’s. But I’m not mad at him. History teaches me to appreciate my African and native American features. White racism was the symptom that cause vandalism of the nose of statutes in Egypt in the same way lynchers in America attacked the genitals of Blacks. When I was 8 years old, (predating MJ’s nose surgery), I was told I looked like MJ and I was proud of it. Whites do not have clean hands from this madness due to long period of preferential treatment was given to light skinned blacks over the darker. The point is just because someone else dirty up their hands we don’t have to join hands, nose and hair with them.