StayUp.News editor-in-chief Roberto E. Alejandro recently sat down for a phone conversation with legendary west coast lyricist Ras Kass (above, in a courtesy photo) to discuss Ras’s thoughts on the election of Donald J. Trump and its implications for the U.S. and beyond. “Amerikkkan Horror Story Pt 1 & 2,” a song Ras recorded in response to the election, serves as an entryway into the topic, with Ras touching on the policy implications of the election, America’s history of scapegoating minorities, and how Texas’s outsized influence on public education impacts the project of democratic self-governance.

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This interview was originally published by OnBckgrnd.com, on Nov. 22, 2016.