Macklemore, Ryan Lewis Dedicate American Music Award to Trayvon Martin

‘I want to acknowledge Trayvon Martin and the hundreds and hundreds of kids each year that are dying because of racial profiling’

MACKLEMORE: "Wow. That is amazing. First of all, hello to everybody. Thank you to the AMA's. It has been an absolutely incredible year. I feel extremely blessed to be accepting an award at the AMA's. And now that I'm sitting here in front of millions of people, I'd like to address something extremely important to me. I was talking to my friend Owar before the show, and he reminded me of a great Martin Luther King quote. He said, 'Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.' And due to the fact that we are in Florida tonight, accepting this award, I want to acknowledge Trayvon Martin and the hundreds and hundreds of kids each year that are dying due to racial profiling. And the violence that follows it. This is really happening. These are our friends, our neighbors, our peers, and our fans, and it's time that we look out for the youth and fight against racism and the laws that protect it."
 

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