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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Examining the Effects of Assimilation. In a wide-ranging analysis, Yoshino demonstrates kemji American civil rights law has generally ignored the threat posed by these covering demands. Where I don’t “get it” is in believing that a workplace which asks employees to leave their personal lives at home is somehow discriminatory. Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.

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This is a must read for passionates of human rights, but most importantly, a clear need for those who prefer to stay in the margin. Yoshino also covers racial covering and sex-based covering, the latter of which is even more complex, since women may be called on both to cove Most people are familiar with conversion see ex-gays and being closeted; law professor Kenji Yoshino is working on examining a third, more subtle demand on non-conforming people: The 21 Best Album Re-Issues of Just because I choose to try to get rid of my accent doesn’t mean I feel as if I’m being discriminated against.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. He started the book focused on his gay identity, and then moved to race and gender. Since the courts do not see behavior a black woman wearing cornrows or a gay man having overtly effeminate mannerisms as an immutable aspect of ourselves, they are not protected under equal protection laws. When conforming is still expected?


Stay in Touch Sign up. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. In the case Rogers vs. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Council-er or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate who is more devoted to “order” than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive yosuino which is the presence of justice; who constantly says “I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I can’t agree with your methods of direct action;” who paternalistically feels he can set the timetable for another man’s freedom; who lives by the myth of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait until a “more convenient season.

And when the employer’s estate says you actually have to behave in ways that are consummate with a dominant norm, that’s hoshino white supremacy or male supremacy or straight supremacy under a different guise. The New Jim Crow: I have a work life and a home life.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The only gap in his analysis: Jul 19, Jim rated it it kennji amazing. This book is replete with examples of cases and legal precedents, but the author rarely reaches any deeper with these than surface level, though he does refer to a few of them over and over, and the consequence is that Covering reads more like a greatest hits tour through civil rights legislation of the 20th Century than like a fresh perspective into an age-old problem.

As he embraces his kenni identity, he still finds himself shucking aside his Japanese identity.

Dec 08, Rob rated it did not like it. Nonetheless, the court didn’t make them explain yshino possible business basis such a policy could have. He discussed the importance of auth I really enjoyed this book, and think it would be really helpful for more people to read. The man is not only a brilliant legal scholar, he’s also just an incredibly good writer.


‘Covering’: Examining the Effects of Assimilation

But, I’m still hoping that once he begins fully explaining “covering” and various cases that correspond to it, So far, the main issues kenjo of this book are 1 The author’s horrible prose considering his oft mentioned background in poetry and english literature and 2 the unneeded extensive autobiography.

Well, stop Kenji Yoshino is an up-and-coming east-coast professor of law.

I believe we should adopt a group-based accommodation model to protect traditional civil rights groups from covering demands” [13]. Popmatters is wholly independently owned and operated. Hence, only two stars. Inthe first edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Coverinng of Mental Disorders classified homosexuality as a psychopathologic problem.

The book charts the authors personal path, both as an Asian American nego While I like the book and find it to be Ccovering well written, I find it thought provoking in that I seriously disagree with its central premise.

Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights

He vigorously argues against coerced covering, or being forced to hide disfavored identities. Rather than trying to change a gay person’s perspective and likings, they would just ignore the fact that a person was gay. The majority of his book discusses his own journey as a gay man, and a first generation American. Some vocabulary felt over the top. Published in by Random House, his book Covering: Kenji’s story and life experiences are some that I could only dream of.

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