There is not more a fitting day than June 25th as it honors a man who suffered quietly with it while the media reported he hated being black. We can only imagine the amount of dogged determination this man had to rise above the bias and hate he faced, while struggling with the emotional drain this disease has on ones soul. Michael Jackson dealt with this disease privately, never asked for sympathy and was never treated fairly by the press and this acknowledgement will lead to more awareness of this man and other untruths that the media have perpetuated about this loving individual.
Especially listen to Michael’s pain :20 – :31 at being misunderstood.
Oprah: ….. Are you bleaching your skin? Is your skin lighter because you don’t like being black?
Michael: Ok, Number One this is the situation, I have a skin disorder that that destroys the pigmentation of the skin, it is something I can not help.
Okay, but when people make up stories that I don’t wanna be who I am, it hurts me.
Update: Dr. Patrick Treacy’s video “Under African Skies” demonstrate how the media mischaracterized Michael as a black man wanting to be white so the world did not know the truth.
The truth about Michael Jackson’s Vitiligo –
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Mr. Dmitry Aksenov established the Vitiligo Research Foundation as a continuation of his medical research initiatives. He joined with leading physicians and scientists in launching the vitiligo research alliance to advance progress against this annoying skin disease. Recently, he formalized his philanthropic activities by founding the VR Foundation, which has become one of leading supporters of vitiligo research and treatment. As an entrepreneur, Mr. Aksenov is often said to have revolutionized Russian real estate development market and created thousands of jobs. He has introduced the first energy-efficient and affordable house to the local market in 2010. He graduated with highest distinction and earned his Master of Science degree in 1989.
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