Uncle Tom emiritus Clarence Thomas was in the news hard this week, slandering Anita Hill, revising history and trying to sell some copies of his new book.
In it he tries to blame the evil liberals for his contentious nomination process. Let's not mind the fact that he sexually harassed Anita Hill.
Pseudo news outlets like 60 Minutes gave him free reign to slander her without any chance for reply.
That's why I'm shining some light on her NY Times dissection of Clarence Thomas' little fantasy book tour.
Justice Thomas has every right to present himself as he wishes in his new memoir, “My Grandfather’s Son.” He may even be entitled to feel abused by the confirmation process that led to his appointment to the Supreme Court.
But I will not stand by silently and allow him, in his anger, to reinvent me.
In the portion of his book that addresses my role in the Senate hearings into his nomination, Justice Thomas offers a litany of unsubstantiated representations and outright smears that Republican senators made about me when I testified before the Judiciary Committee — that I was a “combative left-winger” who was “touchy” and prone to overreacting to “slights.” A number of independent authors have shown those attacks to be baseless. What’s more, their reports draw on the experiences of others who were familiar with Mr. Thomas’s behavior, and who came forward after the hearings. It’s no longer my word against his.
Justice Thomas’s characterization of me is also hobbled by blatant inconsistencies. He claims, for instance, that I was a mediocre employee who had a job in the federal government only because he had “given it” to me. He ignores the reality: I was fully qualified to work in the government, having graduated from Yale Law School (his alma mater, which he calls one of the finest in the country), and passed the District of Columbia Bar exam, one of the toughest in the nation.
Anita, preach on sista!, you are the Snitch of the Week.
After Anucha Browne's $11.6 million victory post Isiah Thomas' sex harassment suit (can someone please sexually harass me), I'm riding with my soul sister Anita on this one. Just please don't Marion Jones/Duke LaCross rape whore/Tawana Brawley me after I publicly ride with you.
It's getting hard out there.