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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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daved0622    

Come on Bruce, not you too.

431 days ago
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msteve    

Yes, America is still racist. The only way to get past it is to acknowledge it and have open and honest conversations about it. Then we need to move on. Until that happens it won't change. No more excuses like "well blacks do this and whites do that". We ALL need to come together and realize racism is real and we can get past it if we choose to do so.

431 days ago
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hawkette10    

It's over.Quit stirring the racial flames.Self defense...NOT GUILTY.

431 days ago
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Laura    

America is racist in both directions--not just one.

431 days ago
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Donka Do Ball    

Should have quit the biz after Born To Run.

431 days ago
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bendover    

MEANWHILE SOMEWHERE ON THE COUNTRY SIDE SOME DUDE IS BANGIN A SHEEP
THANKS TMZ FOR LETTING LE SHARE MY THOUGHTS ;)

431 days ago
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Billy    

The only raciest people in America are the ones scream "racism" at everything. LIke Springding, the liberal professor, and all the others. Another reason I could give two craps about Bruce or any of these other liberal as& clowns.

The jury spoke. STFU now and move on. That's why we have a justice system. So the guilty are punished and the innocent are set free. In this case, the justice system worked as it should.

431 days ago
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abby    

Bruce Springsteen is correct, "America's Still Racist."

431 days ago
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Mike    

The two killings are nothing alike, especially in motive. This looks more like an attempt by Bruce to try and stay relevant more than anything else.

431 days ago
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Jay W.     

Florida's law... that's all.

431 days ago
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mike53051    

He can stay over there too!

431 days ago
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Fashionistazoe    

If George Zimmerman shot Trayvon because he feared for his life, fine. But the fact is, is that he put himself in danger by approaching a stranger. I don't care if it was Hitler waking down the street, if he's not bothering anyone and is trying to get home out of the rain he has a right to be left alone. If the wanna be cop just waited for the police Trayvon would still be here. I mean come on, what if Trayvon WAS a burglar? What the hell was Zimmermans plan? Ask him to stop breaking into his neighbors houses? The fat bastard was trigger happy. He was careless and should've at least got manslaughter.

431 days ago
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Kari    

Next thing you know, Bruce and the camera loving Al Sharpton will be sitting around the campfire singing "Kumbaya" together!

431 days ago
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Reddish    

Bruce I agree with you 100 %.

431 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?

431 days ago
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