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Whites Not Allowed?

July 03, 1988

The problem for Freddie Jackson, aside from the fact that George Michael can sing the pants off this bellyaching, thin-voiced egomaniac, is that Michael is white. He can't stand it that a white boy is beating him at his own game.

Jackson saying that he has more of a right to sing soul because he's black and grew up eating collard greens is like my saying I have more of a right than Jessye Norman to sing Mozart because I'm white and grew up eating bratwurst.

If being accepted by a white audience means being ostracized by the black audience, isn't that racism? Why isn't Teena Marie upsetting blacks?

Could it be that George Michael has really raised the question of interracial sex appeal?

RICHARD S. CORDERY

West Hollywood

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