The Heart of Whiteness
The Heart of Whiteness
Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege

Press Reviews

"Jensen's concise and thought-provoking book offers a variety of ways for white Americans to abandon their unearned skin privilege and rejoin the rest of humanity." - Kel Munger, Sacramento News and Review

"Jensen's spotlight on the gaps separating the American promise of liberty and justice from the reality is accessible, powerful and moving. In short, it is a terrific piece of anti-racist writing." - Eleanor Bader, The Brooklyn Rail


"Very few white writers have been able to point out the pathological nature of white privilege and supremacy with the eloquence of Robert Jensen. In The Heart of Whiteness, Jensen demonstrates not only immense wisdom on the issue of race, but does so in the kind of direct and accessible fashion that separates him from virtually any other academic scholar, or journalist, writing on these subjects today.” -Tim Wise, author, White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son

"With radical honesty, hard facts, and an abundance of insight and compassion, Robert Jensen lays out strategies for recognizing and dismantling white privilege– and helping others to do the same. This text is more than just important; it's useful. Jensen demonstrates again that he is a leading voice in the American quest for justice." -Adam Mansbach, author of Angry Black White Boy, or The Miscegenation of Macon Detornay

"The Heart of Whiteness is a good beginning primer by a white person about confronting racism within and without. . . . Jensen does not shy away from the uncomfortable work it takes to erode white privilege." -Amanda Davidson, Modern Times Bookstore, San Francisco