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Racism still exists in America: Jay Z

ANI  Washington, July 28, 2013
First Published: 14:43 IST(28/7/2013) | Last Updated: 14:54 IST(28/7/2013)

Jay Z admitted that racism still exists in America while defending Trayvon Martin's right to 'stand his ground' with violent retaliation against unprofessional profiling.

The hip-hop icon endorsed Martin's battery of George Zimmerman as legitimate self-defense against racial profiling and surveillance by the neighborhood watch volunteer.

The entertainment mogul told Rap Radar that Zimmerman may have won, but that doesn't mean Trayvon was a criminal.

He also ridiculed and rejected the right to use a firearm to defend against a home invasion/robbery, the Washington Times reported.

Angry over the acquittal of Zimmerman on charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the shooting death of the 17-year-old Trayvon, the rapper said that Zimmerman's surveillance of Trayvon was a form of predatory pursuit, which licensed a violent counterattack by the targeted teen.

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