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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In a wide-ranging analysis, Yoshino demonstrates that American civil rights law has generally ignored the threat posed by these covering demands.

Yoshino writes of “covering,” a fascinating concept that not only allows him to explore the current state of civil rights, but describe a method of being in the world that, while common among gays and other minority groups, will likely resonate with any reader. It can be and most likely the reason is that I hate my accent This covering demand is the civil rights issue of our time.

Hence, only two stars. It seems to me what you’re saying is that those who were the est, black-est for example, are the ones who would be the most at the detriment or most at the mercy of yoshnio of covering. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Adam McKay’s gonzo Dick Cheney biopic satire, Vice, won’t be compared to Shakespeare, but it shares the Bard’s disinterest in supervillains’ motivations. When someone asks for conversion, the yohino between the two available refusals is immense. I felt he did a good job of explaining ways that he and others have felt as minorities, as well as trying to broaden the ideas to apply to everyone in some way.


But his concealment caused great psychic pain.

The devout are instructed to minimize expressions of faith, and individuals with disabilities are urged to conceal the paraphernalia that permit them to function. Yoshino does such an excel “I would think, I wish I were dead.

Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights

Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www. 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 yoshkno.

Jan 28, Barbara rated it really liked it Shelves: The concept of covering is one that I identify with on many levels. Read the rest of my review at: This book is replete yoshinoo examples of cases and legal precedents, but the author rarely reaches any deeper with these yoshini 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.

‘Covering’: Examining the Effects of Assimilation

It is, as some have put it, a form of government designed for adults, not for coddling children. Through the act of covering, Yoshino never brought his boyfriend to work events or talked about his boyfriend in public, when around straight people. However, to what extent should this expression extend?

The Civil Rights are coveribg as laws are being created to protect religion and disabilities by required accommodation. And “covering” is a term he plucked out of academic obscurity to refer to the legion of demands placed on people who are different but who are asked to tone down or erase those differences in order to get ahead in the Great White Straight Society.


A former English scholar PhD? But his ground-breaking studies in civil rights are the product of embracing rather than hiding his identity as a gay Asian American. The Best Jazz of The majority of his book discusses his own journey as a gay man, and a first generation American.

I would love for another author to write a similar book and have it explained for the masses. Yoshino is professor of law and deputy dean for intellectual life at Yale Law School.

This is a very different style of book from those that I usually read. Yoshino weaves his argument with threads from his own lived experience as a gay man and an Asian-American man. Author Kenji Yoshino talks about his new book Covering: But not in the self’s way. Made me think a bunch.

Covering by Kenji Yoshino – PopMatters

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc. The person he loved was not a woman. Lucid, lyrical, and very compelling — a wonderful blend of memoir and legal analysis. So far, the main issues this 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.