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Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights (Yoshino)

Yoshino offers a description of three stages of the assault on civil rights – conversion, passing, and covering. Though he focuses on the challenges faced by gays (including himself), Michelle Obama’s graduation speech at Tuskegee came to mind: 214 more words


Uncovering and discovering

Law Professor Kenji Yoshino – who studies why we “cover” certain aspects of our identity when interacting with others – 32 more words

Living In Liminal Spaces

Interview: Kenji Yoshino on Scalia's Legacy, State of SCOTUS

Written by Sarah Higgins, Staff Writer, and Naeem Crawford-Muhammad, Editor-in-Chief

The sudden death of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Antonin Scalia has sent shockwaves throughout the legal and political landscapes of the United States. 1,461 more words



The idea of “covering” was brought up in an epistemology class last year:

“To cover is to tone down a disfavored identity to fit into the main stream.” – Kenji Yoshino… 572 more words


Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial

by Kenji Yoshino

eISBN 9780385348812

“At their best, trials can be exercises in crystalline argumentation. But they are not only that. They are also human events in which living, breathing protagonists embody the claims they make. 1,030 more words


2015 in Review

I saw everyone doing End-of-the-Year things and decided to do a bit of a year in review for myself! First, we have some brief statistics about my reading, and then I gave “awards” to some books! 252 more words