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In 1991, Anita Hill, a law professor, dropped a bombshell into the middle of Senate Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Clarence Thomas: Thomas had, Hill alleged, harassed and embarrassed her with repeated requests for dates and discussions about pornography while supervising her at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Hill's allegations introduced a volatile mix of sex, race, and scandal into the proceedings, deeply dividing both the Senate and the entire country. The aftermath of the Thomas hearings saw plenty of books about Anita Hill--some supporting her, others attacking--but Hill remained silent... until now. In Speaking Truth to Power, Anita Hill finally sets the record straight.
Though much of the book details her side of the story and her professional relationship with Clarence Thomas, Speaking Truth to Power also provides interesting glimpses into Anita Hill, the person. From her early life as the youngest of 13 children on a farm in Oklahoma to her current position as a law professor, Hill offers details about her personal life and her motivations. Hill writes with forthright conviction; in this case of he said/she said, Speaking Truth to Power tilts the scales a little more heavily in Anita Hill's favor. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Hill spoke truth to power during the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings and found out just how nasty power could be.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
Fascinating.part of History. ..should be read by everyone...starting in high school as required reading regarding sexual and emotional abuse...BULLYING.. Read morePublished 1 month ago by BLUMAX(maxineallin)
Kind of long and tedious story. I thought it could have been done in less pages. Received quickly and in great condition.Published 6 months ago by tonifuq
I have always admired Anita Hill and I loved this book. I will never forget her testimony against Clarence Thomas. Too bad she wasn't believed.Published 11 months ago by everett reader
A clear-eyed account of the controversy surrounding her, and the social and political context as she experienced it both personally and intellectually. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Usually Quiet
This was an in depth account of discrimination and awful treatment to an educated woman telling the truth of sexual harassment on the job. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Boots
I liked the idea that Anita was strong enough to come forward to address something that should have been addressed from the beginning, knowing that coming forward now would cast... Read morePublished 15 months ago by JD