Race-ing Justice, En-gendering Power: Essays on Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas and the Construction of Social Reality
In October 1991, one of the most controversial cases in recent years unfolded in the US Supreme Court - the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill hearings, a ... Show synopsis In October 1991, one of the most controversial cases in recent years unfolded in the US Supreme Court - the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill hearings, a disturbing series of hearings which were broadcast on television and radio throughout the world. The case focused on language, on the legal problems in establishing the truth and on the justice system within America itself. It focused on key issues in American politics. The anger it created, and the debate which ensued, contributed to a new awareness of some fundamental problems which face everyone in the late 20th century. The racial and feminist issues raised by the case affect a wide variety of people. This collection of essays looks at the historical, political, cultural and racial ramifications of the Thomas/Hill affair, and includes contributions by leading US academics. There are 18 essays in all. Edited by the author of "Jazz", "The Bluest Eye", "Sula", "Song of Solomon", "Tar Baby", and "Beloved".