Vitiligo a disease that causes the loss of skin color in blotches. Let's repeat that, "loss of skin color in blotches". Vitiligo occurs when pigment-producing cells die or stop functioning. Although I love Michael Jackson having the same birth year of 1958, I have yet to see a person with vitiligo transform so smoothly from head to toe from Black to white. Let's face it Michael Jackson was protecting his success from colorism. Discrimination based on skin color, also known as colorism or shadeism, a form of prejudice or discrimination in which people are treated differently based on the social meanings attached to skin color. If he wasn't concern with colorism why did he have all white children. The devil is in the details. He gets a white wife and white sperm to produce white children. Although he could of had vitiligo, his bottom dollar would say accelerate the whiteness rather than accentuate the blackness. It wasn’t that long ago when the talk of the town was a German model Martina. Now, her sights have shifted, and so has her skin tone, as she transformed herself into a black woman.