Rio Texas MFSA to Focus on Racism and White Privilege in 2015-2016

Robert Jensen to Speak on Racism and White Privilege

Saint John’s UMC – 2140 Allandale Rd. – Austin

Robert-JensenRobert Jensen, a professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, will speak on racism and white privilege at the September 10 meeting of the Rio Texas MFSA. Jensen is the author of the 2005 book, The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege, and the recent article “Two Things White People Should Never Say” in YES! Magazine. Jensen’s book has been described as “an honest look at U.S. racism and the liberal platitudes that attempt to conceal it”.

At UT, Jensen teaches courses in media law, ethics, & politics.  In his research, Jensen draws on a variety of critical approaches to media and power. In addition to teaching and research, Jensen writes for popular media, both alternative and mainstream. His opinion and analytic pieces on such subjects as foreign policy, politics, and race have appeared in papers around the country. He contributes to local organizing in Austin, TX, through his work with the Third Coast Activist Resource Center, Jensen’s articles can be found online at

Please join us to delve into this social justice issue.

Snacks and mingling begin at 6:30p; the program will start at 7p.  Hope to see you there!

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