Sinead O'Connor Weighs In On Trayvon Martin, Racism
March 30, 2012 at 4:19 AM (PT)
With the public outcry over the TRAYVON MARTIN shooting entering its third week and with more than a month's time having passed since MARTIN was killed, iconic Irish musician SINEAD O'CONNOR has published an emotional, open letter on the subject.
In her letter, O'CONNOR offers a thought provoking commentary on racism around the world, the African-American community, and her belief that musicians of all colors and creeds need to stand up and "be a light" against the darkness that haunts many aspects of modern life.
Writing that musicians must "sing the devil to sleep at your feet," O'CONNOR asks her fellow musicians "Where's the fire gone from music? Where is the love? The oneness?"
O'CONNOR's letter has been posted to the website of PUBLIC RADIO INTERNATIONAL's SMILEY & WEST radio show, on which O'CONNOR appeared during its most recent broadcast. In posting the letter, TAVIS SMILEY and CORNEL WEST wrote, "In light of the TRAYVON MARTIN case, (SINEAD) forwarded us the following letter which you might like to read."
If you'd like to read it, simply click here.