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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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Reddish    

Bruce I agree with you 100 %.

274 days ago
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Paul Z    

What was Zimmerman to do as his head was being pummeled on the concrete? Offer Martin cookies & milk?

274 days ago
18.

Nobrows    

Springsteen is a bigger fool everyday.

274 days ago
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Dontyouwish*    

R.I.P. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. & Trayvon Martin..i DO HIGHLY BELIEVE 'JUSTICE' IS WEAK & OPENING MORE 'VIOLENCE' I SEE IN THE FUTURE...i WONDER IF IT WAS 'OBAMA'S' SON OR NEPHEW,...WOULD OF DONE EVERYTHING TO "EXECUTE Zimmerman's S MURK OF HIS GUILTY FACE. THE WORST PART IS THAT, Zimmerman NEVER FELT A REMORSE APOLOGIZE TO Trayvon MOM. ZIMMERMAN ACTIONS A FAKE COP' CAN LEAD HIM TO HIS VERY' OWN CARMA,

274 days ago
20.

BECKER    

Hey Bruce tell us about your wife singing on street corners and participating on a local Porn station in NYC before you married her.

274 days ago
21.

Amie    

I think it's racist to think it's racist.

274 days ago
22.

INTHEZONE    

bruce is cashing in on trayvon
go america

274 days ago
23.

KokoBangz    

This country is still very racist. And it's coming from ALL races. The problem is that everyone likes to pretend it doesn't exist, which does nothing but divide us further and further. We all need to come together to fix this. We've come such a long way as a society but I feel with each generation we're regressing.

274 days ago
24.

Amie    

It's racist to think it's racist.

274 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

You're wrong Bruce. It's legal for strangers to follow, chase and accost at night in America. Trayvon had no reason to be afraid. He should have known that since George had safe white skin he was acting in a legal capacity. Surely he has no right to strike a stranger that is chasing him at night. I've already decided to start following and chasing people at night for fun if they touch me I'm suing. There's presidence now.

274 days ago
26.

What the F**k    

and you are an idiot...shut up and sing your crappy songs...

274 days ago
27.

Nvts    

Springsteen is an ignorant old man. RETIRE and SHUT UP like a good old man.

274 days ago
28.

mrs_r    

I don't really care what his personal beliefs are, I'm paying to hear you perform, so shut up and sing.

274 days ago
29.

CN    

Shut up and sing, Bruce.

274 days ago
30.

Los Pepes    

BS SUCKS
His music is garbage
I don't get how people can listen to his crappy music

274 days ago
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