Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Congrats to Melissa Hart (Colorado), who was quoted this morning on an NPR story about Clarence Thomas. The story was referring to Anita Hill's sexual harassment allegations during Thomas's confirmation hearings:
According to University of Colorado Law Professor Melissa Hart, "the hearings certainly brought this issue into the public eye, and people started being willing to say, 'This happened to me.'"
In the year after the hearings, the number of sexual harassment claims filed with the EEOC nearly doubled, then nearly tripled by 1997 and kept growing until 2001.
For the entire story, see Thomas Confirmation Hearings Had Ripple Effect.