SHOOT: Was Michael Jackson ashamed of being black? I googled this and Yahoo Answers - one of them - is:
I don't think he was ashamed.... I just think he wanted to fit in and be accepted. I think that is part of the story. Jackson's private life would have caused him a great deal of inner conflict. How do you share, honestly, with thousands of adoring fans, some questionable personal preferences? Probably by being very selective in what you share of yourself. Is that true acceptance? Is that fitting in? And this manifested outwardly, in Jackson's effeminate appearance and soft voiced elocution.
Ironically, people who quote Bible verses and some sort of heavenly realm idea, are exactly the sort of people Michael Jackson was most afraid to share his inner turmoil with. Because they would respond with judgemental, biblical prejudices such as 'homosexuality is wrong'. These were the sort of people Jackson was probably the most afraid to offend. Of course, pedophilia would be condemned by virtually everyone, and Michael Jackson knew that better than anyone, hence the bizarre, secretive lifestyle.
I would like him to be remembered forever around the world.