Anita Hill: How Her Words Sparked Waves of Political Change

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  • No Press Allowed
  • "He Shouldn't Have Been Confirmed"
  • Anita Inspires Watershed Moment
  • Year of Women
  • Black History Was Also Made
  • I Still Believe
  • 'Anita' in Theaters
  • Who I Am
  • Still Standing by Her Story
  • A Bright Future
  • Assisting Clarence Thomas
  • Clarence Thomas Controversy
  • Sex, Race and Politics
  • Inappropriate Behavior
  • Uneven Playing Field
  • "A High-Tech Lynching"
  • The Honorable Clarence Thomas

Anita Inspires Watershed Moment

This hearing and Thomas's confirmation became a watershed moment in American politics, inspiring women around the nation to successfully raise national awareness about sexual harassment in the workplace. As a result, sexual harassment claims shot up and Congress passed a law allowing sex discrimination victims to sue for damages. 

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