Stories by Robert Jensen

Robert Jensen is a professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and a board member of the Third Coast Activist Resource Center in Austin. His latest books are Arguing for Our Lives: A User’s Guide to Constructive Dialogue, and We Are All Apocalyptic Now: On the Responsibilities of Teaching, Preaching, Reporting, Writing, and Speaking Out. He can be reached at rjensen@austin.utexas.edu. Read his articles online here or join his email list here. Twitter: @jensenrobertw. subscribe to Robert Jensen's feed

Posted on: Nov 27, 2013, Source: AlterNet

My rejection of Thanksgiving is more intellectual than emotional, a political decision to reject that distortion of history. But my feelings go beyond that, too.

Posted on: Nov 27, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Instead, we should atone for the genocide that was incited -- and condoned -- by the very men we idolize as our 'heroic' founding fathers.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The majority of intellectual work in the U.S. is actually helping to prop up our unjust distribution of wealth and power.

Posted on: May 8, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The best journalists in our tradition have seen themselves as responsible for telling stories about the struggle for social justice.