mickey hess

professor and author

New book out November 13, 2018

The idea of being a “white ally” boldly challenges mainstream Americans to take a look into a broken mirror and see the shattered pieces for what they are. I believe that by picking up this book you are making the decision to try to see things differently. I’m hopeful that these writings will have you falling into one of two categories: recruiter or recruit. Our author, you will see, is clearly a recruiter. I believe his goal is to actively recruit more white allies into our society because he knows that having more people that are able to relate to and appreciate the plight of people of color, the better our world can become. – Masta Ace, from his foreword
In the short time I’ve gotten to know Mickey Hess (or Doc Hip Hop as the “cool kids” say) we’ve discussed everything from raising children, to racism in America, to the genius of Ol’ Dirty Bastard. And that’s outside of his class, which I’ve had the great pleasure of speaking at twice now. So many people go out of their way to try and prove that they are “down,” but with Mickey you know immediately that he loves, respects, and studies this culture with every fiber of his being. I rock with him for being a brilliant and caring teacher, but even more so for just being a good man who is clearly invested in the art form that he is teaching. Very rare, but oh so needed. – Reef the Lost Cauze