Clarence Thomas: Anita Hill Says Hearings Ordeal Left Its Mark
Clarence Thomas’ accuser, Anita Hill, who accused the judge of sexual harassment during his U.S. Senate confirmation hearings, said the ordeal has left its mark.
Hill has now written a book on gender and race, "Reimagining Equality," and will give a series of interviews and attending seminars, reports UPI.
Her publicity trail comes on the 20th anniversary of Thomas' Supreme Court confirmation hearings in the Senate.
55-year-old Hill and other people say the hearings were a pivotal turning point in the discussion of sexual harassment.
"People are really still feeling this," Hill told The Washington Post. "That gut reaction [people felt] in 1991 still has not gone away."
While supporters say Hill is a symbol of the fight against sexual harassment and gender discrimination, others claim her testimony was a partisan attack, UPI reports.
"The hearing had for me an unexpected consequence," Hill told The Washington Post.
"I just didn't have any sense that it was going to resonate in the way that it did. It has been kind of difficult for me,” she said.
Nowadays, Hill teaches social policy, law and women's studies at Brandeis University in Massachusetts, reports UPI.
She has also taken up a post with the law firm Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll as an adviser to its civil rights and employment practice group.