Summary Of Speaking Truth To Power By Anita Hill

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Necessitate Equality
Using the two of Anita Hill’s books, “Reimagining Equality” And “Speaking Truth To Power” I’m highlighting Hill’s most important value: necessitating equality. Hill was a former lawyer and now a professor that went from a private citizen to an internationally respected gender equality activist for speaking up about Clarence Thomas. In the book “Reimagining Equality” Hill talks about the real “American home” and how the world isn’t legitimately equal (gender, race, sex, etc.) and talks a little about the Anita Hill v. Clarence Thomas incident, but not hastily and emphasizes the importance and difference, equality makes in the world and highlights all the lows it brings. The other book that was chosen “Speaking Truth To Power”, …show more content…

That’s your job.” (A Conversation with Nikki Giovanni 158) Hill just wanted the world to know what happened and to make sure the truth was truly understood by America so “Anita Hill broke her silence about the hearings in her 1997 book Speaking Truth to Power. She writes that her life has never been the same since the hearings, and spoke of intimidation that she suffered at the hands of Thomas supporters.” (Purdy 94) Hill; also, was exposed to America’s unfairness at trial when Hill was an African-American female “faced with an all-white, all-male committee conducting hearings into the sexual harassment of women.” (Purdy 94) after this, equality was an extremely important need in the world to …show more content…

Hill talks about how she wanted “us to think about the whole, particularly in the wake of the foreclosure crisis, how essential it is to our access to opportunity, and think about equality as access to opportunity. And so much of that stems from where we call home.” Hill is basically stating that lack of equality is equivalent to being homeless and lost. Hill felt lost and in a sense, homeless back when the trial was happening being that it was wholly unfair as stated earlier, it was an all-white, all-male committee conducting the trial but until the 2008 election Hill found herself and that rejection Hill “felt in 1991.. a rejection of [herself], [her] life experience, and what had happened” when she was young, lead her to see “an acceptance of people who [she] felt could identify with [her] life because of race, because of gender.” The lack of having or finding a home is a enormous setback in getting that “American Dream” that is so talked about and for the oppressed it just makes it harder to achieve that mesmeric

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