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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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46.

Connie    

Add Bruce's name to the long list of idiotic celebrities who I will not support with my money. They don't know the facts of the case. Justice has been done whether they choose to believe it or not.

380 days ago
47.

Norma Desomd    

Bruce, you are old so leave and take Stevie Wonder with you.

380 days ago
48.

Lindy    

Zimmerman should have stayed in his car until the REAL police arrived just like the 911 operator told him to.

Thanks for speaking out Bruce.

380 days ago
49.

Gerri-Lee Humphries    

This is beyond ridiculous, I find it amazing that everyone seems to know more than the jurors who were given the ACTUAL evidence....
Grow up - who cares about color? Oops, sorry *******s do. However, all of our *******s are brown when it comes down to it. (Unless we Kardashian bleach them)

380 days ago
50.

The Dude!    

They need to hear from Trayvon's GF, this wasn't a racist act, it was a homophobic act by Treyvon, he attacked George because he thought he was going to try and rape him. She said this in the trial and on CNN last night.

380 days ago
51.

luckycat    

HE'S ALWAYS BEEN A MAJOR CU.T.
SO TRAYVON "DEFENDING"HIMSELF IS OK.
NOT OK FOR GEORGE-PRETZEL LOGIC-BIG TIME.
ROCK AND ROLL AND ACTING FOOLS,YOU LET TH ARMED BODYGUARDS DOT HE DEED.
WE BE AGAINST THE MAN-B.S.

380 days ago
52.

Susan    

SHUT UP BRUCE and just sing! - Otherwise run for political office and see how fast you can change anything!

380 days ago
53.

Mike    

Now go to Florida and play it.

380 days ago
54.

mzzkellybaby    

to those of you saying that justice has been served. it doesn't take away the fact a child is dead. preach on Bruce.

380 days ago
55.

NJ    

Hey Bruce, a new Rasmussen poll suggests that Americans overwhelmingly believe blacks to be the most racist group. Why not make a song about that?
Hey mr robber please rob me because u want my money not because I am white.
Hey robber, please dont pistol whip me because I am white.
Hey robber, please don't rape my white wife.

380 days ago
56.

kitnplayn    

You have no right to accuse people of racism, just because one of the people involved in this incident was black. The same krap is happening with Chris Brown, because Canadians don't want him performing in Canada, so it is being called racism. That is pure bullkrap, because he is being osticized for his violent behaviour where he beat Rihanna to near dearth, and then recently caused a motor vehicle accident, where he intimidated the victim. Racism has nothing to do with it, but the media wants to label it as racism for the sensationalism. Lots of black performers come to Canada, and there is no boycott of their performance, so shut up with the racism already.

380 days ago
57.

Nancy    

another dumbass celebrity. How about the black kids in Chicago,,,2 or 3 dead every weekend? Like Ireland cares,,,,,

380 days ago
58.

Joe    

Hickory dickory dock -
George Zimmerman was a wanna be cop -
Trayvon messed with him -
He won't do it again -
Zimm put a hole in his chest with a glock......

380 days ago
59.

Gal    

Trayvon was "standing his ground" and he was the one put on trial for being murdered.

380 days ago
60.

HRH Prince Michael    

Well, someone needs to let "The Pharaoh Campaign Boss" know, that 1968 called and left a message for him: It wants it's self-victimizing, hate-filled, divisive, and very antiquated mind-set back.

JUSTICE FOR THE BABY-BOY, ANTONIO SANTIAGO!


The Declaration of 2008:
www.all4webs.com/x/w/love4yahweh

380 days ago
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