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Kenji Yoshino, the author, is the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at the The preface of the book best tells the meaning of covering. Praise. “[Kenji] Yoshino offers his personal search for authenticity as an encouragement for everyone to think deeply about the ways in which all of us have. Mar 21, Author Kenji Yoshino talks about his new book Covering: The Hidden Assault on our Human Rights, which examines the effects on civil rights.

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The only gap yoshinno his analysis: Since we all experience the covering demand, we can all make common cause around a new civil rights paradigm based on our desire for authenticity—a desire that brings us together rather than driving us apart.

But women are in a catch situation. I’d highly recommend that as well. The act of “covering” itself is one that is highly applicable to all people. Buy the selected items together This item: In the new generation, discrimination directs itself not against the entire group, but against the subset of the group that fails to assimilate to mainstream norms.

Yoshino is the author of three books—Speak Now: Kenji makes an amazing job. First, what is and isn’t a good reason is a very fuzzy, if not a subjective, thing.

And hate for ourselves. Jul 16, Chrystal rated it liked it Shelves: English Choose a language for shopping.


‘Covering’: Examining the Effects of Assimilation : NPR

This book challenges us all to confront our own unacknowledged biases, and it demands that we take seriously the idea that there are many different ways to be human.

For instance, an airline had a policy against employees having an “all-braided hairstyle”, and they argued that such a policy wasn’t racial discrimination because after all, Bo Derek had corn-rows. Perhaps due to their own insecurities. He then touches on race, gender, and briefly on disability rights and religious tolerance. A very thought-provoking read. The book is understandably includes a lot of legalese.

If you have any interest in social justice and creating a better world, this is a good one to read.

Kenji Yoshino explores the cost of conformity at work

He was unsure where he was from and felt like an outcast in both situations. The first was Speak Now, about the Hollingsworth v. Ehrenreich, Chua, and Appiah were correct.

Yoshino does such an excellent job at balancing his own personal stories with technical terms. Martin Luther King Jr.

Yoshino, writing in a poetic tone, shares personal anecdotes to help frame the larger, societal issues he covers later in the book. Though we have come to some consensus against penalizing people for differences based on race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, and disability, we still routinely deny equal treatment to people who refuse to downplay differences along these lines. Law cases included in the book include cases of women who were penalized by their empl Yoshino is a Yale Law professor, first generation Japanese American and a gay man.


The court ruled in favor of American Airlines. I kejji surprised that Yoshino quoted a great deal from Eric Liu’s The Accidental Asian though I understand why he uses the excerpts he does.

That is a very impressive and diverse lot. This assumes those in the so-called mainstream Nov 02, Pages.

Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights: Kenji Yoshino: : Books

The devout are instructed to minimize expressions of faith, and individuals with disabilities are urged to conceal the paraphernalia that permit them to function. He writes that the current most critical assault on our civil rights is the demand to cover, “to be small in the world, to forgo prerogatives that straights have, and therefore to forgo equality.

Gays are asked not to engage in public displays of same-sex affection. And we can’t or shouldn’t likely expect the law to expland its scope of authority to all social interactions.

I think it is both. Think about freedoms as individual ones, not as group ones although covdring groups are still important, and need to protect their own. And it is true, the universal speaks through Yoshino.