Anita Hill on the New Supreme Court Nominee
Anita Hill will be forever linked to the Supreme Court because of her courageous truth-telling 17 years ago during the three-ring circus that was the Clarence Thomas Senate confirmation hearings. The Senate, to its lasting shame, confirmed him anyway, and the country has been paying for it ever since. Now, Hill tells Essence Magazine that Sonia Sotomayor, who was a year ahead of her at Yale Law School, is a good choice for the court. About her own unique place in history, she had this to say: "People ask, 'Does it bother you that your name will always be associated with sexual harassment?' It will only bother me if my name isn't associated with bringing it to an end, or moving the end forward."