Cover Essays

Beneath the Cover

This is the twenty first century – the age of freedom, individuality, progress and stark honesty. Or is it? Yoshino’s revolutionary writing “Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights” give us sufficient reason to believe that things haven’t changed as much as they should. “Covering” is described as an act “to tone down a disfavored identity to fit into the mainstream” (Yoshino, 211). The truth is, almost everyone sees himself as “disfavored”. It is not just a simple case…

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