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Thomas, Kavanaugh and Race

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There’s one distinct difference between the Clarence Thomas hearings and the Brett Kavanaugh hearings. By Charles M. Blow, The New York Times — This week’s hearings in which Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor who has accused the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when she was 15 and he was 17, will appear, seems primed to privilege Kavanaugh and exploit Ford’s weaknesses. There is no effort yet to thoroughly investigate…

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Party Like It’s 1991: Conservatives Reboot the Anita Hill ‘Nutty and Slutty’ Counterattack

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Smearing Anita Hill as “nutty and slutty” worked wonders in the ’90s, so conservatives are doing it all over again. By Amanda Marcotte, Salon — In 1991, when law school professor Anita Hill stepped forward to tell her story about being sexually harassed by then-Supreme Court Clarence Thomas, the right-wing noise machine sprung into action, ready to slander the even-keeled, intelligent Hill as a hysterical bimbo who was lying, delusional and/or…

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