Kenji Yoshino, 'Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights' - Nov. 4
The constitutional law expert will argue in McCrary Theatre of the dangers in someone downplaying his or her differences based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion and disability in order to fit into American society.
Monday, November 4
Kenji Yoshino, “Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights”
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.
In a culture where racial minorities are pressed to “act white,” women are told to “play like men” and gays are dissuaded from engaging in public displays of affection, it is difficult to believe that we are as “diverse” as we’d like to think. Kenji Yoshino examines the prejudices embedded in both American life and in Civil Rights legislation that hinders our ability to be our authentic selves.
A gay Japanese-American who has thought deeply about the importance of uncovering authentic selves, Yoshino is The Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law.
His visit is sponsored by the Liberal Arts Forum. It is free and open to the public.