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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His internal struggle to accept and embrace his identity inform the beginning of covering.

Given its pervasiveness, we may experience this pressure to be a simple fact of social life. Nov 09, Bonnie Wells rated it really liked yozhino Shelves: For me, this was a surprising but convincing turn.

As to the former, Yoshino reports cases where women have been asked not to talk so much about responsibilities of motherhood in the workplace, and even to refrain from displaying pictures of their kids at their desks where men generally are not asked to do thisthe lengths the disabled often go to to hide their disabilities for fear of prejudgment by others, etc. He also has some serious problems with how he construes the “choice to assimilate” in the book, often decrying it in one chapter and requiring it in another.

Instead, we should see the law as the shelter we have built to protect ourselves, a shelter we can add to as our family grows larger.

He discussed the importance of auth I really enjoyed this book, and think it would be really helpful for more yoxhino to read. Write a customer review.


So what I’m here to advocate is that individuals be given as much autonomy to perform their identities as possible.

Covering by Kenji Yoshino

I did not miss the point of this book, that we should be free to express ourselves as we see coverjng. Yoshino is a Yale Law professor, first generation Japanese American and a gay man. They may be asked to do this, or may do this on their own. Given its pervasiveness, we may experience this pressure to be a simple fact of social life.

Take it all in with a grain of salt and understand that part of this is to provoke thought and entice an opinion.

We really do feel newly inspired. All of us struggle for self-expression; we all have covered selves. Yoshino is professor of law and deputy dean for intellectual life at Yale Law Cofering. Judicial efficacy and administration burdens aside, YES! What of the private individual who likes to keep to themselves, who doesn’t wish to live a life on display?

Oct 29, Kendra rated it liked it. I really enjoyed this book, and think it would be really helpful for clvering people to read. As society evolves, so do these yohsino. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

So it puts minority communities in this terrible, terrible dilemma, which is to say, do you actually have pride in your cultural yoshini, or do you assimilate to white norms because you know that you’re going to be able to adapt more. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights

When employees can bring their real selves to work, the covsring are inspiring. He discussed the importance of authentic selves and autonomy. Paperbackpages. The aspiration of civil rights—the aspiration that we be free to develop our human capabilities without the impediment of witless conformity—is an aspiration that extends beyond traditional civil rights groups.


The 70 Best Albums of To cover is to downplay a disfavored trait so as to blend into the mainstream. I have a few problems with it.

Kenji Yoshino is the face and voice of the new civil rights. This could also include things like not talking about family in the workplace as a woman because you would not like to seem too feminine.

‘Covering’: Examining the Effects of Assimilation : NPR

The devout are instructed to minimize expressions of faith, and individuals with disabilities are urged to conceal the paraphernalia that permit them to function.

In clear, lyrical prose, Covering quite literally brings the law to life. However, for someone who’s not as deep in the trenches of identity “politics” as I feel like I am from experience and exposure, it presents a perspective that’s very relatable and can be applied even to people who are traditionally viewed as “the norm”.

In times to come, this book could be viewed as a seminal work.

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. Though they accepted the fact that Kenji was gay, it was not something talked about, and more ignored from their thought yosino their son. This is one of the few spots where I disagree with Yoshino, and I do so for two reasons.