Covering The Hidden Assault On Our Civil Rights. Against that conventional understanding, Kenji Yoshino argues that the demand to cover can pose a hidden. 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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Now, kemji directs itself against those that fail to assimilate to mainstream norms. I wanted to like this book so much more than I did.

To ask other readers questions about Coveringplease sign up. Dec 08, Rob rated it did not like it. Jan 23, Chance Lee rated it really liked it Shelves: Yoshino’s writing style can be too flowery and metaphorical cocering my taste when he writes autobiographically, but his argument on “covering” is a brilliant expansion on what, in the 60s, Milton Gordon called “Anglo-conformity.

Read it Forward Read it first. But not in the self’s way. He explores the idea and concept of a “normal” sexuality, with most conflict occurring as an adolescent and college student. The author is very personable and those were reasons enough for me to give the book 3 stars. The way that I tell the story yoshibo the book is as a movement through three weakening demands for assimilation, first conversion, then passing, and then covering. DuBois’s The Souls of Black Folk and Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystiquethis book fearlessly blends gripping narrative with insightful analysis to further the cause of human emancipation.

So there you go. Take it all in with a grain of salt and understand that part of this is to provoke thought and entice an opinion. Because all of us possess stigmatized attributes, we all encounter pressure to cover in our daily lives. ckvering

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Refresh and try again. For some reason, there are not superscripted footnote markings in the text and nothing else that I could see to alert me to the existence of the section. Will we say we cannot change? He shared his personal view that a covering performance by self is more tolerable than a covering demand by others.


Yoshino uses several discrimination joshino to illustrate. Why did he have to act so flaming? Jul 03, Heron rated it it was amazing.

‘Covering’: Examining the Effects of Assimilation

Although I do not live in the shoes of the author and I do not know what it is to be a gay man in his world, it cannot be any different than any other man who is gay and made it through life without winning about it. In times to come, this book could be viewed as coovering seminal work. Loved the mix of memoir yoshhino law precedents. No one interested in civil rights, sexuality, discrimination—or simply human flourishing—can afford to miss it.

Texas and ‘s Tennessee v. 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. Where I don’t “get it” is in believing that a workplace which asks employees to leave their personal lives at yoshini is somehow discriminatory.

Yoshino writes of “covering,” a fascinating concept that not only allows cobering to explore the current state of civil rights, but describe a method of being uoshino the world that, while common among gays goshino other minority groups, will likely resonate with any reader.

And if the reason were nothing more then well this actually reminds me that you’re an African American, or some generic statement like, we all need to look the same, then I would actually rule in favor of the plaintiff. Lucid, lyrical, and very compelling — a wonderful blend of memoir and legal analysis.

Well, stop Kenji Yoshino is an up-and-coming east-coast professor of law. The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rightspublished in is both an analysis on society’s views on race and sexuality and a collection of autobiographical anecdotes. This is a beautifully written, brilliant and hopeful coverinb, offering a new understanding of what is at stake in our fight for human rights. Also, understanding that this is his message and his view, I don’t completely agree with everything that is said.


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

Rather, his incisive observations lend irresistible force to his social criticism. Against that conventional understanding, Kenji Yoshino argues that the demand to cover can pose a hidden threat to our civil rights. 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.

Can we really progress any further? Though conversion cvoering is scarce today, conversion therapists feel that Americans have been brainwashed into accepting coveting after such strong thoughts against the sexuality during the mid-late ‘s. Discrimination once targeted entire groups of minorities. On that day, this quote from King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” stood out to me: That there should be laws to protect them from having to conform to local standards, even if their overall civil rights are already protected.

Preview kenjj Covering by Kenji Yoshino.

I think it is both. Inthe music world saw amazing reissues spanning rock titans to indie upstarts and electronic to pop of all stripes. Evidence of the shift is shown through the Supreme Court rulings in ‘s Lawrence v. In our diverse society, all of us are outside the mainstream in some way […] every reader of this book has covered, whether consciously or not, and sometimes at significant personal cost.