David Masciotra

David Masciotra (www.davidmasciotra.com) is a regular contributor to Salon, and the author of five books, including Working On a Dream: The Progressive Political Vision of Bruce Springsteen (Continuum Books, 2010) and the forthcoming, I Am Somebody: Why Jesse Jackson Matters (I.B. Tauris, 2020).

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Springsteen’s anthem addresses the social and spiritual disaster awaiting a society that allows one shade of skin to function as a shield, and a darker shade to double as a target. (Photo: Youtube/screenshot) Views
Friday, June 05, 2020
Bruce Springsteen’s Ballad of Brutality, "American Skin"
"The air was thick in the Garden that night." That’s how Bruce Springsteen remembers the concert twenty years ago this month when he and the E Street Band performed his song "American Skin (41 Shots)" in New York City for the very first time. A longtime progressive and activist, for decades...
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