Power of Story
Send a Tweet        
- Advertisement -

Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 2 Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend 2 (4 Shares)  

Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites (# of views)   4 comments
OpEdNews Op Eds

Clarence Thomas: It's Time for YOU to apologize to Anita Hill

By       Message the web     Permalink

Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H2 10/21/10

- Advertisement -

Clarence Thomas: It's time for YOU to apologize to Anita Hill.

Virginia Thomas said what?

Clicking here will add your name to this petition:

Clarence Thomas: It's time for you to apologize to Anita Hill.

- Advertisement -

Dear Joan,

It's been 20 years since Anita Hill courageously spoke truth to power and exposed Clarence Thomas as a sexual harasser during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

- Advertisement -

And now Thomas' wife, a right-wing Tea Party advocate, in a move as brazen as it is offensive, has asked Anita Hill to apologize to her abuser.1 Hill said no. We say it's long past time for Clarence Thomas to apologize to Anita Hill.

Click here to automatically sign our petition to Clarence Thomas: It's time for you to apologize to Anita HIll.

Twenty years ago, Professor Hill described how the now Supreme Court justice subjected her to descriptions of pornography he had watched, bragged about his own sexual prowess in graphic terms and famously reached for a soft drink in her office and remarked, "Who has put pubic hair on my Coke?"2

Dismayingly, Anita Hill was savaged in a sexist spectacle that shocked the nation, and Clarence Thomas was confirmed to the Supreme Court by a vote of 52-48, succeeding the legendary Thurgood Marshall.

Amidst the controversy, conservatives rushed the swearing in of Thomas. On the very day of his swearing in, the Washington Post had amassed damning evidence that corroborated Hill's testimony, including eyewitness accounts about Thomas' porn consumption from the manager of his local video store. Jeffrey Toobin reported that the Washington Post decided to drop the story since Thomas had already been sworn in to the court.3

Virginia Thomas is asking the wrong person to apologize. Demand Clarence Thomas apologize to Anita Hill. Click here to automatically sign the petition.

- Advertisement -

Virginia Thomas is a well known Tea Party activist who founded a shadowy right-wing organization in the wake of Citizens United.4 Her agenda in approaching Anita Hill with her outrageous request is unclear. But it's yet another example of brazen attempts by the Tea Party adherents to rewrite history and claim victimhood for the powerful even as they launch attack after attack on minority groups -- be they women, gays, African Americans, or immigrants.

We shouldn't ignore this bizarre incident. We should accept Virginia Thomas' challenge and defend history as we know it.

We believe Anita Hill. It's Clarence Thomas who should apologize. Click here to automatically sign the petition.

Thank you for working for a better world.

Becky Bond, Political Director
CREDO Action from Working Assets


1"Clarence Thomas's Wife Asks Anita Hill for Apology," Charlie Savage, New York Times, Oct. 20, 2010.

2"Anita Hill," Wikipedia. Retrieved Oct. 20, 2010.

3"Under the Robes: Secrets of the Supreme Court," Marcus Baram, ABC News, Sept. 7, 2007.

4"Sweet Virginia," Lisa Miller, Newsweek, Oct. 9, 2010.

Share on Facebook
Post to your feed wall

Tweet this
Post to Twitter




- Advertisement -

View Ratings | Rate It

anonymously sourced from either the web or a forwarded email.

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Go To Commenting
/* The Petition Site */
The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Jim Cramer Uses CNBC to Manipulate Stocks

Video: Is Bristol Palin Baby Trig's Mother? Evidence & Pictures

BabyGate: Explosive New Details and the Smoking Gun Photo

Romney's Storm Tips

Feeding The Homeless BANNED In Major Cities All Over America

Most Massive Natural Disaster in US History-- and you don't know what caused it.