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Michael Jackson: Black or White (1991)

In this video, Michael Jackson sings that if you're thinking of being his brother, it doesn't matter if you're black or white.

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Cast

Credited cast:
... Michael Jackson
... Blonde kid
... Father
... Mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter ... Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter
... Tyra Banks
... Glen Chin
Sage Galesi ... Young Indian Dancer
... Khrystyne Haje
Christopher Haws ... White Baby
... Director
... Cree Summer
Morgan Womack ... Baby
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In this video, Michael Jackson sings that if you're thinking of being his brother, it doesn't matter if you're black or white.

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Trivia

Tyra Banks: One of the extras who morphs into another person. See more »

Goofs

When Michael is dancing with the group of Russians, the amount of artificial snow on the floor keeps changing. See more »

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References Twisted Sister: We're Not Gonna Take It (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Black or White
Written by Michael Jackson and Bill Bottrell
Performed by Michael Jackson
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The pioneer of the 'music video' at his best
20 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

When I first saw 'Black or White' I was amazed at all of the effects, costumes, sets, dancing and the overall feel of the video sends a good message. My favourite part was when Michael started doing the ethnic dances which shows how versatile he can be as a dancer and performer. However the panther section was under a lot of controversy over whether it was appropriate or not. I've seen that part and all I can say as, this is Michael Jackson dancing, moving and expressing himself just like he always has. I don't know how something like that can cause so much controversy when all the music videos nowadays are 'sexed up' and are 10 times less appropriate than anything before 1995.

Many people judge Michael as 'Thriller' being his peak but I disagree because albums like 'Bad', 'HIStory' and 'Dangerous' (which Black or White is off) provide a wider source of brilliant songs to his catalogue. But here you have the greatest entertainer/performer of the modern era with an amazing video that captivates audiences of all ages that can't take your eyes away from the spectacule.


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