The group did a unique take on the Gershwin standard "Summertime" using the lead-in to Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" to
Clarence Thomas says, "Every person in this room has endured a slight," as though a white person's encounter with a thoughtless store clerk is roughly equivalent. In my New York City school, every single boy of color I've spoken with has experienced racial profiling.
The Mellencamp formula hasn't changed much since 1976. What's different about his latest record, No Better Than This, is that the mosaic starts to take the shape of a musical self-portrait.