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The hidden assault on our civil rights
                      Kenji Yoshino
          What is covering?
“Covering” is sociologist Erving Goffman’s
  term for how we try to “tone down”
  stigmatized identities, even when those
  identities are known to the world.
Examples of covering:
Religious covering, gay covering, sex-based
  covering, racial covering, disability-based
The story of uncovered selves…
All of us struggle for self expression; we all
  have covered selves… (p.25)

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.
                                 Kenji Yoshino
       How do we all cover?
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. The devout are instructed to
 minimize expressions of faith, and
 individuals with disabilities are urged to
 conceal the paraphernalia that permit
 them to function.
           Who is Kenji Yoshino?
   Professor of Constitutional Law
    at the NYU School of Law.
   received his undergraduate
    degree from Harvard College,
    took a Rhodes Scholarship to
    Oxford University
   earned his law degree at Yale
    Law School.
   A specialist in constitutional
    law, antidiscrimination law,
    and law and literature
What genre is Yoshino using in
        his writing?
   Personal narrative, or as he calls, literary
   Legal arguments
   Autobiography
   Personal Story: a story against demands of
   Examples drawn from his personal experiences
   Cites important works on civil rights to
    strengthen his claims
   His main argument: SEE PAGE 27!
    What genre is Gladwell using in
   Journalistic writing
   Argumentative, descriptive, expressive
   Case studies
   Not a direct personal narrative, but includes
    features of it.
   Cites scientific information
   Includes photos, examples of thin-slicing, mind-
    reading etc.
   Includes statistical information.
   Research papers come in all shapes, sizes,
    forms, and disciplines.
   Different genres: argumentative,
    descriptive, narrative, analytic
   First, you need to know what you are
    writing about and who you are writing for.
   Catch up with readings
   Read Covering (pg. 118-164)
   Moving forward with our research agenda:
    Read Lamott’s “Shitty First Draft” essay
    and respond to the prompt on class blog
Have a wonderful
    Agenda and announcements
   Talking about the upcoming assignments
    (Book/movie reviews)
   A possible writing center visit next
   Presentation on Covering
   Group work: White privilege checklist
   Talking about shitty first drafts, reading
    your blog entries.
   A new article for your research papers:
    Alternative assignment: ENG
          202 Movie Night
   Tired of writing book reviews? Here is an option
    you can take!
The Indiana Cares Campaign to End Homphobia
   (ICC) will kick off its 5th annual LGBT Film
Oct 19th films: short film - No Bikini at 6PM
   feature film - Save Me
   feature film - Be Like Others
If interested, email me by Friday, October 15th
Book/Movie reviews are dues on Tuesday, October
   21st –late assignments will NOT be accepted.
            Be Like Others
What is it about?
An intimate and unflinching look at life in
  Iran, seen through the lens of those living
  at its fringes, 'Be Like Others' is a
  provocative look at a generation of young
  Iranian men choosing to undergo sex
  change surgery
                Save Me
What is it about?
A sex and drug addicted young man who is
  forced into a Christian-run ministry in an
  attempt to cure him of his "gay affliction",
  where instead he is faced with the truth in
  his heart and spirit.
             Racial Covering
   Racial covering occurs when non-whites
    “act white” by modulating their behaviors.
   Individuals resist pressure to cover their
    race, ethnicity, gender or national origin
    by bringing lawsuits alleging discrimination
    (see the examples on page 130-140)
   Covering is unfortunately demanded in
    work force today. Covering if also
          Sex-based covering
   Discrimination against women has taken a
    different form from discrimination against
    other groups. Men have historically
    cherished women, so long as they
    conformed to the domestic role.
   If women are not “masculine” enough to
    be respected as workers, they will be
    asked to cover. If they are not “feminine”
    enough to be respected as women, they
    will be asked to reverse cover.
   Read Covering Part 3 (167-200)
   Read Flowerdew’s article and start thinking
    about your target audience for your research
Some tips:
   Our writing is highly influenced by the target
    audience in our mind. Know your audience well!
   You want to prepare the readers well before you
    introduce them with new concepts and ideas in
    your research. You want the readers to see
    things as you see them.
  Alternative Assignment: Movie Review.
Let me know by tomorrow afternoon whether you choose this option.
The Indiana LGBT Film Festival --October 19, @ 6pm, with one short film
   preceding the double feature for the evening.
Movies: No Bikini (short film), Save Me, Be Like Others
McVitty Auditorium is located in Sprowls Hall at 470 South 11th Street on the
   IUP campus.
  Roadtrip Nation is coming to IUP! They send people on the road who are
   interested in exploring the world outside their comfort zone, talking with
   individuals who chose to define their own road in life, and sharing their
   experiences with today's college-age generation. Visit the Green RV and
   find out how to get involved in the Roadtrip Nation Movement.
When: October 23, 2009; 9:00 am lasting all day
Where: HUB Circle
          Agenda 10/15/2008
   Good job in Book Reviews!
   Correcting our favorite mistakes
   Last Presentation on Covering.
   Book Review assignment description
   Talking about the audience.
        Your favorite mistakes
   In your groups, find the weak aspects of
    the following sentences which were taken
    directly from your papers
   The bad thing about this book is…..
   I found this book very very interesting
   We all have been in the situation where we think to fast
   This book has made me look deeper into things. Such as when I first think
    of when I see someone or something.
   Just because your rival has more sales doesn’t mean your going to go
   Despite what the book lacks it can still teach a lesson to the college
    students of today.
   The chapters go hand and hand with one another.
   The chair was very comfortable but did not look like a normal chair, it was
    ugly and that’s how people’s first impressions saw it.
   If you are a college student I would highly recommend reading this book.
   The IAT test could, quickly and accuracy determine weither you were for or
    against something.
              Group Work:
        Writing for an Audience
   Knowledge : What does your readers need
    to know?
   Attitude: What is the purpose of your
    paper? To present? To report? To
   Needs: What are your readers’ need?
    What is the importance of your research?
    Who would care?
   Read Identity
   Work on your Book Reviews

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