Clarence Thomas Takes New Jabs At Old Foe

Published February 11, 2008

Posted Oct. 1, 2007 – More than a decade and a half after he was dragged through mud during his Senate confirmation hearings, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is spitting venom about the woman who put him on blast.

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Thomas, much maligned by Black leaders and the more liberal segments of American society, was barely confirmed in 1991 after Anita Hill, an African-American who worked under Thomas at the Education Department and Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, said he had sexually harassed her.

But in his just-released autobiography, "My Grandfather's Son," Thomas described Hill’s work at EEOC as “mediocre” and said she used "the age-old blunt instrument of accusing a [B]lack man of sexual misconduct.”

Her charges, that Thomas described himself in sexually explicit ways and that he aggressively pursued her, nearly sank his nomination. Of the other colleagues who agreed with Hill’s version of events, Thomas described them as disgruntled employees who had been fired.

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