Just the other day I was thinking about the video for Michael Jackson’s “Black or White.” Specifically I was thinking about the morphing bit at the end, which a lot of people at the time could barely manage to wrap their minds around. Of course watching it now the most striking thing about the sequence, aside from how obvious the multiculti “We’re all just people, get it?” concept was, is how cheap the whole thing looks. I feel like if I ever have children and they see the “Black or White” video and I explain how people reacted to it when it premiered that they would have every right to wonder whether or not we had the same reaction when we first received the gift of fire.