USA Today Interview, transcribed by Jeff Fenske

Franti, grateful to the max:

“I started to cry. I was thinking: when I was a kid, we never imagined we would have a black President, or a multi-racial President.

And here I am as a multi-racial person saying that to my brown child.”

Yet, having said that, don’t let down your guard:

“If he’s not doing what we want, then get mad! That’s the idea: speak out, stand up, raise your voice”

“It’s when we all sit back and go: ‘okay, whatever the government decides, that’s okay.’ That’s when you have problems.”

– Michael Franti