Stories by Robert Jensen

Robert Jensen is a journalism professor at the University of Texas at Austin and board member of the Third Coast Activist Resource Center. His latest book is 'All My Bones Shake: Radical Politics in the Prophetic Voice' (Soft Skull Press). He is also the author of 'Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity' (South End Press). subscribe to Robert Jensen's feed

Posted on: Nov 16, 2007, Source: South End Press

Most men have, at some point, feared not being masculine enough, especially in the bedroom. Pornography speaks to that fear.

Posted on: Jul 13, 2007, Source: AlterNet

A recent study exploring white peoples' understanding of the black experience in America reveals that whites still drastically underestimate the cost of being black because they don't want to know or can't face the consequences.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The fear of anything resembling censorship prevents us from confronting what pornography tells us about the cruelty of our culture, and the white supremacy and misogyny that abounds in America.

Posted on: Nov 22, 2006, 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: Sep 7, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Society's toxic view of masculinity isn't just harmful to men. Everyone pays the price.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Many white people's accomplishments are made possible, in part, simply because they are white.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2006, Source: AlterNet

What do white people have to be afraid of in a world structured on white privilege? Their own fears.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2006, Source: AlterNet

My decision to join a church was more a political than a theological act.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A new book explains why the traditional idea of "free speech" is ill-equipped to deal with the latest threats to personal liberty.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2006, Source: AlterNet

I'm not rabid; I'm a sedate, nondescript middle-aged academic who tries to approach political and moral questions rationally.

Posted on: Nov 22, 2005, 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: Sep 30, 2005, Source: The Progressive

Acclaimed Texas folk singer Eliza Gilkyson is a unique combination of heart, soul and progressive political vision.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2005, Source: AlterNet

It's time for white Americans to fully acknowledge that in the racial arena, they are the problem.

Posted on: May 20, 2005, Source: AlterNet

After a confrontation with Brent Bozell, the author is invited back to present evidence on a shout-TV program -- or so he thought.

Posted on: May 17, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Blaming <i>Newsweek</i> for a journalistic foul is just, but blaming them for 17 deaths and America's image overseas is just plain wrong.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2005, Source: AlterNet

To pretend that the U.S. might want true democracy in Iraq &#8211; one that actually would be free to follow the will of the people &#8211; is to ignore evidence, logic and history.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2004, Source: AlterNet

India is intent on building large dams even as other nations decommission them. In the Narmada Valley, these dams are responsible for flooding vast areas and displacing hundreds of thousands of peasants and tribal people.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2004, Source:

A new documentary earns kudos from major newspapers for doing the kind of reporting they failed to offer to their readers.

Posted on: May 3, 2004, Source: AlterNet

On a panel about racism, the author finds himself feeling uncomfortable illusions of superiority.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The World Bank casts itself as the new champion of the downtrodden, but experience shows otherwise. Three people launch a hunger strike this weekend to commemorate those forgotten.