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Will Christine Blasey Ford Be Treated Differently Than Anita Hill?

Anita Hill appears at a press conference regarding the upcoming Hill-Clarence hearings. In 1991, Hill claimed that Judge Clarence Thomas, nominee for a seat on the Supreme Court, had sexually harassed her while worki... Anita Hill appears at a press conference regarding the upcoming Hill-Clarence hearings. In 1991, Hill claimed that Judge Clarence Thomas, nominee for a seat on the Supreme Court, had sexually harassed her while working for him years earlier. (Photo by © Ralf-Finn Hestoft/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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September 17, 2018 1:05 p.m.

The allegations of sexual assault by Christine Blasey Ford, a psychology professor at Palo Alto University, against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have an obvious historical parallel: sexual harassment accusations made by another professor, Anita Hill, against another Supreme Court nominee, Justice Clarence Thomas.

But the parallels run deeper than is obvious.

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