Thomas Second Hearing

Ms. Smeal and Mr. Armstrong commented on the second day of the reopened Supreme Court confirmation hearings of U.S. Court of Appeals Judge… read more

Ms. Smeal and Mr. Armstrong commented on the second day of the reopened Supreme Court confirmation hearings of U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Clarence Thomas during a recess of the hearings. Ms. Smeal said pro-choice groups had nothing to do with the testimony of University of Oklahoma Law Professor Anita Hill, who charged Judge Thomas sexually harassed her when both of them were employed at the Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission during the early and mid 1980's. She said the insinuations that Professor Hill was a tool of the pro-choice forces in attempting to block the confirmation of Judge Thomas were objectionable. Mr. Armstrong supported Judge Thomas' contention that the charges served to reinforce the stereotypes of black men as obsessed with sex, and said the proceedings sent an unfavorable message to the younger generation of black Americans. close

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Thomas Second Hearing

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Program ID:
22212-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 12, 1991 | 11:36am EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Oct 12, 1991 | 9:47pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Oct 12, 1991 | 11:36am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 12, 1991 | 9:47pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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