Sunday, October 23, 2011

MSRL: Remembering Anita Hill in Books - How Far We've Come and How Far We Still Have To Go

The other day, there was a thread floating around on Twitter about the fact that it’s been 20 years since the Anita Hill case. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long.  For those of you who don’t know who Anita Hill is, she’s the brave Black woman who brought attention to sexual harassment in the workplace on a national and some would argue international level, on the cusp of the confirmation of America’s 2nd Black Supreme Court Justice (although many of us would argue that he’s definitely NO Thurgood Marshall). (Read my full article on this unique anniversary on my lifestyle30 blog: http://www.lifestyle30.wordpress.com)

In acknowledgement of this landmark case and what became a pop culture and media phenomenon, here are a few books I recommend to readers. And remember, Women's Rights (for ALL women) should remain at the forefront of our discussions on social justice as American women continue to climb the corporate ladder of success and break boundaries in all walks of life.


Books about the Anita Hill Case and Similar Topics on Amazon:


Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home – by Anita Hill
Speaking Truth To Power – by Anita Hill
Sister Citizen – by Melissa Harris Perry (NEW!)

Black Women Redefined: Dispelling Myths and Discovering Fulfillment in the Age of Michelle Obama – by Sophia Nelson (NEW!)

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