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Author Hess, Mickey, 1975- author.

Title A guest in the house of hip-hop : how rap music taught a kid from Kentucky what a white ally should be / Mickey Hess.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Ig Publishing, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    782.4216 HES    Available
Description xxvi, 239 pages ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction: What should a white ally do? -- Don't push it too far -- Why white kids should listen to hip-hop -- "It's about class, not race" (No it's not) -- Hip-hop comes to campus -- Political correctness and white identity -- Racial essentialism -- Professors and rappers -- "Where we are is who we are" -- Sit down--Censorship, grandstanding, and shutting your mouth -- Who will tell hip-hop's story? -- Revisionist history -- Education is the apology.
Summary "Born in rural Kentucky, Mickey Hess grew up listening to the militant rap of Public Enemy while living in a place where the state song still included the word "darkies." Listening to hip-hop made Hess think about what it meant to be white, while the environment in small-town Kentucky encouraged him to avoid or even mock such self-examination. With America's history of cultural appropriation, we've come to mistrust white people who participate deeply in black culture, but backing away from black culture is too easy a solution. As a white professor with a longstanding commitment to teaching hip-hop music and culture, Hess argues that white people have a responsibility to educate themselves by listening to black voices and then teach other whites to face the ways they benefit from racial injustices."--Back cover.
Subject Hess, Mickey, 1975-
Music and race -- United States.
Rap (Music) -- History and criticism.
United States -- Race relations.
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