By Vernon C. Mitchell, Jr.
In the coming weeks, months, and years, there will be much speculation into just who Michael Jackson was. Already, media outlets scramble for any iota of information they can to report on his death and the subsequent legal battles over his children and estate. In this moment however, more attention should be focused on the music he gave us and particularly in how “the man in the mirror” was not just a reflection of inner revelation, but of the duality of black life in America.
More after the jump.