For some of us, it’s hard to believe that 20 years have passed. This past October marked the 20th “anniversary” of Anita Hill testifying at the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearing to the United States Supreme Court, thus stepping out and up to put a face on sexual harassment in the workplace.
Timing is a curious thing, as I’m sure when she was writing her latest book, “Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race and Finding Home,” Professor Hill could not imagine another high profile black man facing past charges of sexual harassment, just as her latest work was being unveiled. Many are talking about the comparisons between the situations, and if asked, Professor Hill will comment. But she is quick to add that until all facts have been uncovered, we won’t know the full story.
In “Reimagining Equality,” Professor Anita Hill weaves together stories, both personal and literary, with public and social policies. For me, this book hit “home,” especially as we get close to the holidays.
I hope that “Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race and Finding Home,” will encourage new conversations in your circles about home as well as the connections to race and gender, in each of your families collectively, and within each of us individually. I hope you enjoy our conversation.
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