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January 13, 2021

Brené on Words, Actions,
Dehumanization, and Accountability

In this “On My Mind” episode, we talk about shame and accountability. We discussed this a bit last summer, but I’m going deeper today in light of the insurrection at the US Capitol building and the resulting calls to unity without accountability. Dehumanization is the most significant driver of insurrection and it always starts with language. We are all responsible for recognizing it, stopping it, and holding people accountable for dehumanizing language and actions.

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Guest Info

Brené Brown

Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work.  Brené is also a visiting professor in management at The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business.

She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy, is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers, and is the host of the weekly Spotify Original podcasts Unlocking Us and Dare to Lead.

Brené’s books have been translated into more than 30 languages and titles include:  Dare to Lead, Braving the Wilderness, Rising Strong, Daring Greatly, and The Gifts of Imperfection. Most recently Brené collaborated with Tarana Burke to co-edit You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience.

Her TED talk – The Power of Vulnerability – is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with over 50 million views. She is also the first researcher to have a filmed lecture on Netflix. The Call to Courage special debuted on the streaming service in April 2019.

Brené lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband, Steve. They have two children, Ellen and Charlie.

Show Notes

Less Than Human: Why We Demean, Enslave, and Exterminate Others by David Livingstone Smith
Book Cover: Less Than Human: Why We Demean, Enslave, and Exterminate Others by David Livingstone Smith

Less Than Human: Why We Demean, Enslave, and Exterminate Others by David Livingstone Smith

A Psychological Profile of the Alt-Right by Patrick S. Forscher, Nour S. Kteily

Dehumanizing Always Starts with Language, blog post by Brené Brown

Unlocking Us episode Brené on Shame and Accountability

Dr. Michelle Maiese

The Ana Grace Project 

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