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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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61.

robbo    

Hey Springsteen, just play your fu**ing songs and shut yer piehole about everything else!

461 days ago
62.

jealous of kate    

BRUCE IS THE RACIST/BIGOTED ONE! Diallo was a tragedy...but do not COMPARE HIM to this case.. these jurists took their time and BASED ON THE EVIDENCE PRESENTED TO THEM... came back with a not guilty verdict. You are NOT supposed to base your verdict on EMOTIONS!!!!! Or PUBLIC OPINION! Especially when that public has not listened to much if ANY of the trial! Look at NBC! Zimmerman is suing them-RIGHTFULLY! The Today show EDITED THE 911 CALLED HE MADE so much ........ The 911 operator had asked Zimmerman if the 'suspect' was WHITE, BLACK OR HISPANIC' but THE TODAY SHOW edited out the 911 operated asking this and ONLY HAD ZIMMERMAN SAYING 'HE'S A BLACK MAN'.... The Today show, now that the suit is back on says 'the producer and reporter WHO DID THIS were fired.' JUST THE 2 OF THEM.. not anyone else, despite the fact that the today show probably were the ones who started the FUEL over 1 year ago for this divide in this trial. THEY SHOULD BE PAYING OUT THROUGH THEIR NOSES, BUTTS, ETC..... all in the name of RATINGS.....

461 days ago
63.

fiona    

good grief bruce - you kissing their ass too?

461 days ago
64.

Questdelsangraal    

Hey Bruce get a clue.
Racism is not why the man was shot.

461 days ago
65.

BEVERLY    

Number 37 jurior stated,they heard a lot about GZ and knew nothing of Trayvon. Now why is that?.Well Trayvon was there because he was on School suspension,(fighting and Pot)but good old Jessie Jackson,who own;s son is in jail because he is a CROOK made sure Trayvon's school records were hidden.Now Trayvon"girlfriend" is on a PR TOUR.AND I DO NOT BELIEVE a word out of her mouth,and until she has a polygraph I will continue to believe she is a LIAR.I find it strange she does not call 911 for Trayvon,or show any concern,.on the stand she is rude,has a ATTITUDE PROBLEM.JUST LIKE TRAYVON,UNLESS you are looking for trouble each one had a cell phone a could have notified police.MAKING THIS A RACIAL PROBLEM SUITS Trayvon parents well.Itis the whilte people fault Trayvon was out of school on suspension,MAYBE IF THEYTOOK care of the son's problem,he would not be DEAD,HAVING A SMOKESCREEN PUT UP (RACISM) SUITS THE MARTINS WELL

461 days ago
66.

jealous of kate    

and Bruce S. -is one of the biggest bigots going! Lumping everyone of us in the country TOGETHER!!!!! While everyone of us, black, white, yellow, etc. has some racism in us........... we are not all at the same level, haters, doing the same thing.. and to be in a foreign country, cutting us all own! He is just like Alec Baldwin and maybe the 2 of them should go off and find a new country where they do not have to go and defend themselves all the time...

461 days ago
67.

blackpole     

I just got engaged to a rich white woman. She's awesome

461 days ago
68.

Italia    

I get so sick of these folks who have their own racist opinions and can't stand for anyone to think differently than they do, and those of us who do have our own opinion they try to ridicule and try to, basically, bring communism to the United States by taking away people's right to have their own opinion unless our opinion is racist or in favor of the white guy and against a black kid. By the way, people who demand that everyone think like a racist, s u c k !!!

461 days ago
69.

Simone    

Not that anyone ever thought Springsteen was intelligent but once again he opens his mouth and removes all doubt.

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Probably why he's in Ireland. And guess what Bruce, you don't have to come back to the USA.

461 days ago
70.

GetOverYourself    

So instead of having an open and honest discussion about race relations in this country, the lib wants to put a label on it and call it a day. Good job Bruce!

461 days ago
71.

Rolm    

Only in America a dead-beat s*** can kill a child and be found not guilty.

461 days ago
72.

Nekru    

That has been needs to STFU. Why didn't he cry us a river back in 1994 when OJ Chimpson murdered 2 white people in cold blood (including one Joo) and got away with it? Hmm? DOUBLE STANDARD.

461 days ago
73.

DrTyrell    

He just can't be innocent can he? You know right? Didn't attend court, but you know. The kid was a punk as thug. He got the life he attracted to himself.

461 days ago
74.

samael    

Having the right to voice an opinion is the human right and noticing the human rights being deleted and replaced with racism is as tangible as a human is.
Racism is racism no matter who says the declaration.I am sure his parents appreciate the support. Acknowledging does not mean a war errupts..ignoring will do that.

461 days ago
75.

wendyjude    

STFU You self absorbed old jerk off!

461 days ago
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