Robert Jensen is an associate professor of journalism at the Univeristy of Texas and author of a number of books. His most recent work, The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege is s refreshingly frank work that dissects ideas about racism through American history, politics as well as his own personal experiences.
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Ask Gustavo Arellano
"Gustavo Arellano is an investigative reporter and columnist for the OCWeekly in Southern California. Since 2004, Gustavo has been answering questions in his increasingly popular column “Ask A Mexican”. In February 2006, the LA Times wrote an article on the weekly column and now, it seems, that everyone wants to talk to Gustavo. Including me."
China sociologist pushes for gay marriage
"A famous Chinese sociologist will submit a proposal for same-sex marriage to the country's top political advisory body as it meets in Beijing."
Rap song wins Oscar after historic performance
"Bitches became witches in the sanitized lyrics of the Oscar-winning rap tune "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" when the song was performed at the Academy Awards on Sunday."
Kenya clamps down on media freedom
"Armed police officers wearing masks shut down a Kenyan television station, disabled a printing press and made a public bonfire out of thousands of copies of a pro-opposition newspaper yesterday after a dispute over a story about the president, Mwai Kibaki."
Big Apes and Bad Biology
"By going back only a generation, before aircraft and spacecraft pixelated the Earth, you arrive at an era when nature still held a few surprise cards; when major discoveries could still be made.
Japanese Make Gasoline From Cattle Dung
"Scientists in energy-poor Japan said Friday they have found a new source of gasoline — cattle dung."
ISS 'to be completed as planned' >
"The heads of the five space agencies in charge of the International Space Station (ISS) have held talks on the future of the facility. "
Media 'sensationalising science'
"A report by the Social Market Foundation (SMF), an independent research group, has accused the UK media of sensationalising science."
Altruism 'in-built' in humans
"Infants as young as 18 months show altruistic behaviour, suggesting humans have a natural tendency to be helpful, German researchers have discovered."
Strong Asian, Arab participation at Berlin travel fair
"Asia and Arab countries have boosted their attendance at the world's premium tourism fair - ITB International Tourism Fair - which opens to the public in Berlin next week. "
Gay protesters rally in European cities
"Activists in cities across Europe protest Moscow's decision to ban Gay Pride celebrations in the face of threats from religious extremists. "
The I-word goes public
"At a forum in New York, pundits and politicians called for the impeachment of George W. Bush. "
Cop sued for blocking dying gay man's care
"An ACLU lawsuit targets the police chief of a small W.Va. town who blocked attempts to resuscitate a gay man he thought was HIV-positive. "