Kenji Yoshino: Diversity Does Not Mean Having to Choose Between Identity and Inclusion

Author and academic Kenji Yoshino describes the difference between passing and covering, and how companies will sometimes employ a facile form of diversity inclusion that necessitates the former.

Author and academic Kenji Yoshino describes the difference between passing and covering, and how companies will sometimes employ a myopic form of diversity inclusion that necessitates the abandonment of personal identity.

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Common Misunderstandings of Shakespeare

As part of Big Think's "How to Think Like Shakespeare" series, our panel discusses the most common misunderstandings and misapplications of Shakespeare.

Shakespeare on Trial

Last night three U.S. Supreme Court judges participated in the annual mock trial event in Washington D.C. Law professor Kenji Yoshino explains how these events use Shakespeare to teach us about justice. 

Every years since 1994, the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington D.C. presents mock trials, often based on characters from Shakespeare's plays. On April 10 this year, Justices Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Samuel Alito Jr. and Sonia Sotomayor presided over a trial involving characters from Oscar Wilde's 1895 play An Ideal Husband, a play in this season's repertoire. Past mock trials have involved the guilt or innocence of characters who committed murder, and the use of the insanity defense for Hamlet

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Was Henry V a War Criminal?

If you ask conservative and liberal judges whether George W. Bush is a war criminal for invading Iraq, you are unlikely to find agreement. But ask them about Henry V, and the tone of the debate shifts radically.