Race-ing justice, en-gendering power: essays on Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas, and the construction of social reality

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Pantheon Books, Oct 6, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 475 pages
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It was perhaps the most wretchedly aspersive race and gender scandal of recent times: the dramatic testimony of Anita Hill at the Senate hearings on the confirmation of Clarence Thomas as Supreme Court Justice. Yet even as the televised proceedings shocked and galvanized viewers not only in this country but the world over, they cast a long shadow on essential issues that define America. In Race-ing Justice, En-gendering Power, Toni Morrison contributes an introduction and brings together eighteen provocative essays, all but one written especially for this book, by prominent and distinguished academicians--black and white, male and female. These writings powerfully elucidate not only the racial and sexual but also the historical, political, cultural, legal, psychological, and linguistic aspects of a signal and revelatory moment in American history. With contributions by: Homi K. Bhabha, Margaret A. Burnham, Kimberle Crenshaw, Paula Giddings, A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Claudia Brodsky Lacour, Wahneema Lubiano, Manning Marable, Nellie Y. McKay, Toni Morrison, Nell Irvin Painter, Gayle Pemberton, Andrew Ross, Christine Stansell, Carol M. Swain, Michael Thelwell, Kendall Thomas, Cornel West, Patricia J. Williams

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A selection of mostly scholarly essays on the effects of the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination and Anita Hill's sexual harrassment charges. Some very insightful writing - Toni Morrison is the ... Read full review

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Contents

An Open Letter to Justice Clarence Thomas from
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The Private Parts of Justice
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Clarence Thomas and the Crisis of Black Political Culture
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Copyright

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About the author (1992)

Toni Morrison is Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Council of the Humanities at Princeton University.