Covering

The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights
CD - unabridged
Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: DD28158
Released: Oct 04, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781515912118
Narrator/s: Patrick Lawlor
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Everyone covers. To cover is to downplay a disfavored trait so as to blend into the mainstream. Because all of us possess stigmatized attributes, we all encounter pressure to cover in our daily lives. Given its pervasiveness, we may experience this pressure to be a simple fact of social life. Against conventional understanding, Kenji Yoshino argues that the demand to cover can pose a hidden threat to our civil rights. Though we have come to some consensus against penalizing people for differences based on race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, and disability, we still routinely deny equal treatment to people who refuse to downplay differences along these lines. Racial minorities are pressed to "act white" by changing their names, languages, or cultural practices. Women are told to "play like men" at work. Gays are asked not to engage in public displays of same-sex affection. In a wide-ranging analysis, Yoshino demonstrates that American civil rights law has generally ignored the threat posed by these covering demands. With passion and rigor, he shows that the work of civil rights will not be complete until it attends to the harms of coerced conformity.

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Author(s): Kenji Yoshino
Narrator(s): Patrick Lawlor
Product Number Z100119634
Released: Oct 04, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515992110
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Author(s): Kenji Yoshino
Product Number EB00164956
Released: Dec 29, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: #9781588361721

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