What Does It Mean to Be a Human Being?
by Robert Jensen
In this talk, University of Texas Professor Robert Jensen examines how nation, race, and gender affect our understanding of ourselves, with a focus on the unjust systems of power and privilege in which they are embedded. In each case he argues against the dominant culture’s ideology and for a radical politics that takes seriously not only political but ecological realities.
I have given a talk entitled “What Does It Mean to Be a Human Being: The Mistaken Identities of Nation, Race, Gender” at two different Unitarian Universalist churches in Texas recently, and video of both are now online.
A slightly longer version, delivered to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Kerrville, TX, on April 10, 2011, is at http://vimeo.com/23709632.
A slightly shorter version, delivered to the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Austin, TX, on May 15, 2011, is at http://blip.tv/zgraphix/robert-jensen-on-what-does-it-mean-to-be-a-human-being-the-mistaken-identities-of-nation-race-gender-5171081.
Here’s a description of the lecture: