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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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tgrfan42069    

with out race division al sharpton no longer has a job.which is why he tries his best to keep the division strong

440 days ago
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Paul Z    

Trayvon’s Twitter feed reads as a parody of poor grammar and an even more impoverished vocabulary. There, he’s a “No Limit N-gga,” girls he knows are "bitc**s" and “hoes,” and the primary extracurricular activity he immerses himself in is marijuana. The gold-teeth smile, the tattoos, the ten-day suspension from school, and all the rest appear as pathetic attempts to assert his virility. Yet, as his supporters point out, Trayvon also liked Skittles and Chuck E. Cheese’s.

440 days ago
93.

mommymoon    

Are you kidding???
This freak will jump on ANY tragedy for the limelight.
Bruce did you know the 92 % of blacks are killed by blacks???
You did NOT watch this trial and are going by what you hear and that makes you a SHEEP. An old sheep.

440 days ago
94.

Brian    

I've see Bruce every time he's come to town for the past 25 years. I love his music, but come on! Bruce Springsteen hasn't lived in anything close to the real world for over 35 years! He really has no business chiming in on this topic! Stick to your food bank charities and leave this one alone!!!

440 days ago
95.

Cazz8203    

Ireland can keep him

440 days ago
96.

buggaz    

Gotta love super-rich insulated white guys sayin' how it's at in the hood

440 days ago
97.

Walt    

Getting pretty tired of these celebs. posting this 17 year old pot smoking, fist fighting, suspended from school thug as a martyr. Do they need the publicity that much????

440 days ago
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rcytrcy01@yahoo.com    

I don't care what Trayvon did in the past. I don't care if he smoked weed, was suspended from school, etc. That night, the ONLY reason Zimmerman stalked Trayvon was because he was black! This CHILD was shot in the chest returning from the store! That verdict did not give justice; it proved that blacks are still treated as second class citizens, and that their lives mean nothing! I thought life was supposed to be precious!

440 days ago
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BiggieSmalls    

I understand that attacking someone is illegal and is assault. but from what i know, following someone is called STALKING which is illegal as well.. so glad not to be an American if its legal to follow ppl around lol poor girls in ur country, cuz now there will be a lot of dude following them at night and guess what, they can't do S**T about it lollll

440 days ago
100.

BigTex    

What song did he sing for Yankel Rosenbaum when he was brutally murdered by a mob incited to violence by sharpton.

440 days ago
101.

Lisa    

America IS racist. Against whites.

440 days ago
102.

Peter Hobson    

I'd like to dedicate a song to Bruce called, "I'm an aging ******** without a clue" and to the 16 month old white baby who was shot point blank in the face and killed by a black teenager looking to rob the baby's mother. Where was the Rev. Sharpton there?

440 days ago
103.

Caution    

To anyone here who says blacks are more racist than whites, just look at this message board & tell me how many more derogatory terms there are for blacks used here than there are for whites? I'm listening!

440 days ago
104.

Tania    

whoever is claiming that what happened was due to racism, i am convinced are racist themselves. Gimme a fkn break. Not one of you were there when this happened so to say that Zimmerman shot Trayvon cuz he`s black, is just plain ignorant. Get over yourselves!

440 days ago
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mps    

Im so happy for Zimmerman !!!!! The behavior of black people is horrible, violent and dangerous. Not all, of course. Zimmerman doing only his job Trayvon should listen him not fight with him. !!!!!! Normal parson leave!!! who care is black white or pink !!!!

440 days ago
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