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Bruce Springsteen

America's Still Racist ...

Trayvon Martin Is Amadou Diallo

7/17/2013 10:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF



Trayvon Martin
is proof that America is just as racist now as it was in 1999 ... when NYC police officers fatally shot a black immigrant named Amadou Diallo -- so says Bruce Springsteen.

Springsteen was performing in Limerick, Ireland Tuesday when he dedicated his song "American Skin (41 Shots)" to George Zimmerman's 17-year-old shooting victim, saying, "We'll send this as a letter back home for justice for Trayvon Martin."

Springsteen famously wrote "American Skin" in 1999, accusing the NYPD officers who shot and killed Amadou Diallo of racism. Among the song's lyrics ... "You can get killed just for living in your American skin"

Trayvon's killer George Zimmerman was acquitted over the weekend of 2nd degree murder and manslaughter. The jury found Zimmerman acted in self-defense.0716-bruce-springsteen-getty

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floridam    

ok so if your walking the same way i am i can stop and kick your ass and thats ok thats what the black boy did but he did not do so good if whits are still racist then why is it when i bed on a job and a black man beets he gets it why he is black or why do we have black schools but we cant have white schools its ok to have all blacks so tell me how is racist the blacks can do the same things whites can but no ther like to say its the whits man thats stops us look at all the blacks that have done realy good white men did not stop them but the black boy was just VIOLENCE as alots of blacks are in fla just look at the tv news its 95% blacks

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luciferslefthandman    

Bruce sure has a good view of the situation from his ivory tower.

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