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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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76.

Whiteoak    

Bruce....stick to what you know and SHUT UP about anything else!

402 days ago
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Michelle17    

All this wrongly place Racism upon GZ is putting America back 50 years! The racists are the people calling this Hispanic man racist.

Why did NBC alter his 911 call to make it sound like GZ was racist when he was simply answering the operator's question?? Why was race forced onto this case from the beginning? Perception becomes reality.

402 days ago
78.

dreamer4u    

REALLY??? The Boss has really disappointed me in this stand! If it was a caucasian would you still have the same stance? The Martin "PUNK" was no saint by NO means..He was a THUG you get it people...Time to move on..

402 days ago
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little miss sunshine    

LOL! T.baggers and their racist minions are trolling around deep on this article (I bet they have it like on a Google alert and they jump in where ever they can) .... I didn't now they like celebrity websites though. Thought they were sooo anti-Hollywood *smh*

FYI: florida " the dump" might of let that coward off but at the end justice will prevail!! I hope they sue that b!tch and get him financially [karma].

For all you idiotic backward right wing fringe wannabe's, I look forward to all your heads exploding once Hillary becomes our next President in 2016 baby !!! and don't act like it aint going to happen, we all know NO republican has a shot with what's going on within their own party not going to happen not for another 40 plus years :-)

402 days ago
80.

wirelessmom    

Glad to see ol' Bruce jumping on the bandwagon, although Beyoncé, Jay Z, and Stevie are already there. If you are going to maintain your liberal relevance you'd better jump a little quicker, next time.

402 days ago
81.

Debs626    

I agree 100% with Bruce, it is true and those who are in denial are so niave to think otherwise.

402 days ago
82.

az_barbie66    

I didn't know Bruce was still alive.

402 days ago
83.

tym    

of course america is racist..anyone who watched the trayvon trial will tell you that. i mean we heard the black chick say it is normal in her culture to call white people cracker..that is deep embedded racism.

402 days ago
84.

the_misses    

It Must Be Hard To Be A Racist...You Have To Hate Other Races, AND You Have To Hate The People That Don't Hate Other Races..That's A Lot Of Hate To Keep Up With lmao

402 days ago
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Dom The Mover    

Bruce not smart, seems like things were going good between blacks & whites, I didnt have problems from compton to brooklyn, but now we have two individuals in the wrong place wrong time, and now its dividing a nation, help heal not hinder bruce, you asswad...

402 days ago
86.

Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

Sadly, the Boss is correct. The angry reactions on this blog are just a sign of how correct he is.

402 days ago
87.

Michelle17    

All these race baiters are EXPLOITING the death of Trayvon Martin to benefit their own agendas.

402 days ago
88.

freaksloan    

America is racist and the color of the majority of them is BLACK.

402 days ago
89.

mary    

People kill people everyday. The press only wants to focus on those involving those involving different races, and then only those in which the victim is a 'minority.' Well guess what? Yes, racism does exist. always has and always will. However, prove that that was the reason for the murder. My home town is the murder capital of the world. Where are the protests to that? Because all of the victims and the perpetrator were black.

And what about the 'black' child who rescued the 'white' child from kidnappers in Pennsylvania. why isn't that story on yahoo in bold headlines? It's such a great story.

These celebrities are riding the coattails when they "pay tribute" to a thug who was beating the crap out of someone else and got his just reward.

402 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

trayvon called zimmerman a crazy assed cracker.zimmerman never mentioned a racial slur.yet for some reason the moron white guilt and black crowd want you to think that zimmerman was the racist.when in reality trayvon is the one who used racial slur

402 days ago
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