Greg Tate’s Michael Jackson: ‘Secretly Angry Black Race-Man’


A brilliant aside from the great Greg Tate’s comprehensive piece on Michael Jackson in today’s Village Voice: “Critical sidebar: I have always wanted to believe that Michael was actually one of the most secretly angry Black race-men on the planet. I thought that if he had been cast as the Iraqi nativist who beat the shit out of Marky Mark in Ridley and Russell's Three Kings while screaming, 'What is the problem with Michael Jackson? Your sick fucking country makes the Black man hate his self,' Wahlberg would have left the set that day looking like the Great Pumpkin.” [VV]