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Articles and essays on race, racism and white privilege
by Robert Jensen

Excerpts from 
The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege:

“The new White People’s Burden: Take a hard look in the mirror,” Houston Chronicle, September 11, 2005, pp. E-1, 5.

"We are the results of what we want and what society allows us," Ogden Standard-Examiner, October 6, 2005, p. 7-A. Posted on Counterpunch, September 9, 2005.

"The fears of white people," posted on ZNet, September 9, 2005.

"White people's burden," posted on Alternet, August 31, 2005.


My original essays on white privilege:

"White privilege shapes the U.S.," Baltimore Sun, July 19, 1998, p.C-1.  Also distributed on the LA Times/Washington Post wire and used in papers around the country.

"More thoughts on why system of white privilege is wrong," Baltimore Sun, July 4, 1999, p. C-1.


Other essays on race and racism:

"TV images don't bring change," posted on Common Dreams, October 26, 2005.

"Bush isn't a racist -- just one more privileged, soulless person," Hindustan Times (India). Also published as "Like many songs of privilege, Bush harms us all," Madison Capital Times, October 10, 2005, p. 9-A. Posted on Counterpunch.

"Illusions of superiority," posted on INTHEFRAY and Alternet, May 3, 2004.

"What the 'Fighting Sioux' tell us about white people (and how we can change)," posted on Counterpunch, October 14, 2003.
"Lynne Cheney's primer: G is for gloss over," Austin American-Statesman, July 3, 2002, p. A-15.
"I know I'm a racist but ...," New Impact magazine (England), January/February 2002, pp. 28-30. Also posted on The Black World Today and distributed as ZNet Commentary, May 23, 2002.

"34 words, 41 shots,"   Texas Civil Rights Review , posted April 14, 2001.

"Don't deny the brutality of history,"   Dallas Morning News , February 6, 2001, p. 15-A.

"Best we get comfortable with King the radical, too," Houston Chronicle, January 14, 2001, p. 5-C; Fort Worth Star-Telegram , January15, 2001; and San Antonio Express-News , January 15, 2001, p. 5-B.

"Being colorbind does not offset innate advantages of white privilege," Kansas City Business Journal , January 5, 2001, p. 20.

"Fleeing whiteness: A memoir about achieving humanity," Texas Observer, June 23, 2000, pp. 26-27.

"The morally lazy white middle class," Poverty & Race, November/December 1999, p. 12.

"Justice goes unserved for a Texas girl; Class, race emerge in child's conviction for a toddler's death," Baltimore Sun, September 13,1998, p. N-1.

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