Anita Hill Quotes

31 Anita Hill quotes:

"I became the messenger who had to be killed."
"My childhood was one of a lot of hard work and not much money, but it was one of solid family affection, as represented by my parents."
"What I wanted was for everyone listening to understand that these things mattered - not necessarily for me, but in this particular forum they mattered in terms of whether of not we were getting a person who should sit on the Supreme Court."
"What ultimately kept me sane was that so much of what was going on was insane. What I had done was the honest, the right and the correct thing to do."
"What we really need to be understanding is that all of these things matter and they all stem from the fact that certain people live with power and authority and they want to maintain it."
"I did what my conscience told me to do, and you can't fail if you do that"
Author: Hill Quotes Category: Conscience Quotes
"I resent the idea that people would blame the messenger for the message, rather than looking at the content of the message itself."
"The experience of testifying and the aftermath have changed my life."
"During this period at the Department of Education, my working relationship with Judge Thomas was positive."
"For my undergraduate work, I went to Oklahoma State University and graduated from there in 1977."
"I think, though, as African-American women, we are always trained to value our community even at the expense of ourselves, and so we attempt to protect the African-American community."
"My parents are older, and they lead a somewhat sheltered life. It was difficult to talk with them about things that were embarrassing to me, and that I had never spoken to them about."
"One of the things I was taught in law school is that I'd never be able to think the same again - that being a lawyer is something that's part of who I am as an individual now."
"I did what my conscience told me to do, and you can't fail if you do that."
"I see myself as an educator."
"I was aware, however, that telling at any point in my career could adversely affect my future career."
"Testifying has helped me understand that one individual's behavior and actions make a difference. That my actions are important to people other than myself."
"Well, of course it was a very trying time for me, and fortunately I had a lot of people who were supportive. A lot of people who were writing and calling and saying they were praying for me. Some people sent me Scripture, and that helped."
"But I think it would be irresponsible for me not to say what I really believe in my heart to be true - that there are some serious inequities that we face as women and that we can work to address these inequities."
"I have no personal vendetta against Clarence Thomas. I seek only to provide the committee with information which it may regard as relevant."

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