Michael Jackson ‘Black or White’ Single Released
November 11, 1991
Michael Jackson - Black or White single cover

The release of “Black or White” as the first single from the album Dangerous marked another step in Michael Jackson’s artistic evolution. The song combined Michael’s message of racial harmony with a measure of defiance, as the lyrics noted “we’re one and the same,” while expressing exasperation with continued racial injustice and his lack of fear of anyone not willing to accept his message, a statement that still resonates. Written by Michael Jackson with rap lyrics by Bill Bottrell, “Black or White” found a receptive audience, driving the song to the top of the singles char