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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It hurts not only our most vulnerable citizens but our most valuable commitments. Law cases included in the book include cases of women who were penalized by their employers for not wearing makeup, for wearing too much makeup, for styling their hair in cornrows. Yoshino, a law professor at Yale and a gay, Asian-American man, masterfully melds autobiography and legal scholarship in this book, marking a move from more traditional pleas for civil equality to a case for individual autonomy in identity politics.

Passing was an act that his parents demonstrated. They may be asked to do this, or may do this on yosjino own. Indeed, if we follow Yoshino’s opinions, he would almost never see a reason cor a covering demand to be good. Which will we choose? Conversion is the ultimate demand for assimilation- while passing and covering leave the underlying identity relatively intact, conversion destroys it. Real, raw, and beautiful. This assumes those in the so-called mainstream This is a rather chilling observation.

Are all of yoshnio right? Of the 48 percent of respondents who said they felt pressured by company culture, only 27 percent said it harmed their commitment to the organization. Sep 30, Puck rated it it was amazing.


Covering | Kenji Yoshino

But women are in a catch situation. Given its pervasiveness, we may experience this pressure to be a simple fact of social life. Kenji Yoshino is the face and the voice of the new civil rights. Kebji society evolves, so do these norms. Please try again later. Read it Forward Read it first.

Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights

There is no such thing as “too much justice. Covering elaborates an original, arresting account of identity and authenticity in American culture. Made me think a bunch.

I just never knew there was a word for it. People who want to puruse human flourishing without limitations based on bias. I have coverng few problems with it.

Showing of 56 reviews. Although I appreciate the personal nature of Yoshino’s thoughts on covering, I think foregrounding his own experience actually leads to him ignoring or not uoshino the experience of other marginalized people. None are openly gay. To back up a bit, what is covering?

Ehrenreich, Chua, and Appiah were correct. To define “covering,” Yoshino re-posits the history of civil rights as “the story of a struggle against weakening demands for kenjo — the demand to convert, the demand to pass, the demand to cover. In clear, lyrical prose, Covering quite literally brings the law to life. Simply recognizing covering demands is a good start, but where should we go from there? Tell us about the first time that you discussed your sexuality with them.

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Why does she have to wear her hair in an afro? If Covering lacks some critical krnji, it is ultimately effective because of Yoshino’s delicate honesty. Losses, Journeys, and Ascensions: Yoshino’s personal story inspires, and his use of memoir keeps his discussion fresh. The author is very personable and those were reasons enough for me to give the book 3 stars. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


The Best World Music of For this reason, we should understand civil rights to be a sliver of a universal project of human flourishing The book is understandably includes a lot of legalese.

There are many parts where it just becomes dull and I started using it as a way to make myself fall asleep. We’re all different, yet we’re all the same.

Yoshino notes that covering demands, as illustrated by Roberts”occur at such an intimate and daily level that they are not susceptible to legal correction. He was unsure where he was from and felt like an outcast in both situations.

Just because I choose to try to get rid of my accent doesn’t mean I feel as if I’m being discriminated against. I agree that we should be able to express ourselves.

The majority of his book discusses his own journey as a gay man, and a first generation American. Examining the Effects of Assimilation.

In times to come, this book could be viewed as a seminal work. Fifty years ago, gays were asked to convert, to renounce their homosexuality as a pathological symptom or religiously problematic.