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Because I was extremely uncomfortable talking about sex with him at all and particularly in such a graphic way, I told him that I did not want to talk about these subjects.
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But I think it would be irresponsible for me not to say what I really believe in my heart to be true - that there are some serious inequities that we face as women and that we can work to address these inequities.
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But the issue of sexual harassment is not the end of it. There are other issues - political issues, gender issues - that people need to be educated about.
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Certainly my life will not ever be as private and discreet, and perhaps I should even use the word insulated, as it was before.
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During the hearings I had to go inside myself in a lot of ways and try to filter out the negative things that were happening.
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During the latter part of my time at the Department of Education, the social pressures and any conversation of his offensive behavior ended. I began both to believe and hope that our working relationship could be a proper, cordial, and professional one.
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During this period at the Department of Education, my working relationship with Judge Thomas was positive.
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First of all, I have never been against affirmative action, and while I was extremely uncomfortable with the way the hearings were conducted, I did not support Robert Bork on the issues.
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First of all, I wasn't an arch conservative.
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For my first months at the EEOC, where I continued to be an assistant to Judge Thomas, there were no sexual conversations or overtures.
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For my undergraduate work, I went to Oklahoma State University and graduated from there in 1977.
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I am really proud to be a part in whatever way of women becoming active in the political scene. I think it was the first time that people came to terms with the reality of what it meant to have a Senate made up of 98 men and two women.
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I am the youngest of 13 children.
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I became the messenger who had to be killed.
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I believed then, as now, that having a social relationship with a person who was supervising my work would be ill-advised. I was very uncomfortable with the idea and told him so.
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I couldn't quite figure out what the media wanted, because they never seemed to be satisfied. When a press release was issued, they came and stayed out in my yard. When I spoke at a press conference, they were still there. It was baffling to figure out what it was they wanted from me.
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I did what my conscience told me to do, and you can't fail if you do that.
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I don't know that you can do something and not jeopardize your career - even today.
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I graduated from the university with academic honors and proceeded to the Yale Law School, where I received my JD degree in 1980.
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I have no personal vendetta against Clarence Thomas. I seek only to provide the committee with information which it may regard as relevant.
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I resent the idea that people would blame the messenger for the message, rather than looking at the content of the message itself.
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I see myself as an educator.
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I think, though, as African-American women, we are always trained to value our community even at the expense of ourselves, and so we attempt to protect the African-American community.
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I thought that by saying no and explaining my reasons my employer would abandon his social suggestions. However, to my regret, in the following few weeks, he continued to ask me out on several occasions.
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I was aware, however, that telling at any point in my career could adversely affect my future career.
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I was born on a farm in Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, in 1956.
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I'm not sure I can say there is a clean line between me as an individual and me as a lawyer.
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If you think about the way the hearings were structured, the hearings were really about Thomas' race and my gender.
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In 1981, I was introduced to now Judge Thomas by a mutual friend. Judge Thomas told me that he was anticipating a political appointment, and he asked if I would be interested in working with him.
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In July of 1983, I left Washington, DC area and have had minimal contact with Judge Clarence Thomas since.
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It doesn't do us any good as Black people to hide what we believe is wrong because it may be perceived as a betrayal.
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It is only after a great deal of agonizing consideration and sleepless number - a great number of sleepless nights that I am able to talk of these unpleasant matters to anyone but my close friends.
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It would have been more comfortable to remain silent.
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My childhood was one of a lot of hard work and not much money, but it was one of solid family affection, as represented by my parents.
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My father, Albert Hill, is a farmer in that area. My mother's name is Irma Hill. She is also a farmer and a housewife.
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My parents are older, and they lead a somewhat sheltered life. It was difficult to talk with them about things that were embarrassing to me, and that I had never spoken to them about.
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My working relationship became even more strained when Judge Thomas began to use work situations to discuss sex.
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One of the things I was taught in law school is that I'd never be able to think the same again - that being a lawyer is something that's part of who I am as an individual now.
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Telling the world is the most difficult experience of my life, but it is very close to having to live through the experience that occasion this meeting.
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Testifying has helped me understand that one individual's behavior and actions make a difference. That my actions are important to people other than myself.
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The experience of testifying and the aftermath have changed my life.
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The FBI has had a history of sex discrimination complaints brought against it, as well as race discrimination.
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The real problem is that the way that power is given out in our society pits us against each other.
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The whole structure of power in the city of Washington seems to center around powerful men making these decisions and using sex as one of the perks of becoming powerful.
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They couldn't deal with me, Anita Hill, as an individual and with the issue before them other than in a political way.
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We have a history of gender and racial bias on our court that continues to undermine the system. Excluding individuals based on race is antagonistic to the pursuit of justice.
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Well, of course it was a very trying time for me, and fortunately I had a lot of people who were supportive. A lot of people who were writing and calling and saying they were praying for me. Some people sent me Scripture, and that helped.
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Well, they've caused me to realize that as an individual I have a lot of responsibility, certainly, but that now I have even more responsibility.
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What I wanted was for everyone listening to understand that these things mattered - not necessarily for me, but in this particular forum they mattered in terms of whether of not we were getting a person who should sit on the Supreme Court.
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What people can't really understand is that women can come forward on their own.
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What ultimately kept me sane was that so much of what was going on was insane. What I had done was the honest, the right and the correct thing to do.
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What we really need to be understanding is that all of these things matter and they all stem from the fact that certain people live with power and authority and they want to maintain it.
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When I think of what has happened in a larger sense, beyond myself, then I would not change anything.
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