Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Supplemental Post #1: "My 6-year-old son is obsessed with Michael Jackson"

Michael Jackson's ambiguous relationship with race is a complicated struggle that mixed-race people know very well and though he is dead, the legacy of his star career lives on. This is illustrated greatly in a Buzzfeed article by Mira Jacob titled "37 Difficult Questions From My Mixed-Race Son", in which Jacob wrestles with the incessant questions of her six-year-old son who is "obsessed" with Michael Jackson. The article deals with the difficult positioning of a mixed-race child in the American pop culture landscape as he learns how to navigate his own identity through the lens of Jackson's experience.


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