Friday, January 23, 2015

Anita Hill comes to Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz California is a magnet for leftist-feminist kooks trying to destroy America, and here is the latest:
Law professor Anita Hill, who vaulted into public prominence during the 1991 Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is coming to Santa Cruz.

Hill has been booked to appear at UC Santa Cruz on Feb. 26 in an event co-sponsored by UCSC’s Institute for Humanities Research and Bookshop Santa Cruz. She will give a talk on racial and gender equality and will sign copies of her book “Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race and Finding a Home.”

In advance of Hill’s Feb. 26 appearance, the Nickelodeon in Santa Cruz will screen the documentary on Hill’s experiences titled “Anita: Speaking Truth to Power” Feb. 22 and 23.

For information on the free talk, visit
Yes, she vaulted into prominence as the Democrats' stooge for what Thomas called a "high-tech" lynching.

Bookshop Santa Cruz, the local leftist book story, announces:
UC Presidential Chair in Feminist Critical Race & Ethnic Studies is pleased to bring Anita Hill to UC Santa Cruz for a public talk on sexual harassment law, gender and race equality. After the talk Anita Hill will be signing copies of her book, Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding a Home. There will also be a public screening of the film “Anita: Speaking Truth to Power” at the Nickelodeon Theater in Santa Cruz.
Here is the UCSC Events Calendar:
In 1991, Judge Clarence Thomas’ Senate Confirmation hearing sparked nation wide conversations regarding gender representation, sexual harassment, and race. Hill, who testified about Thomas’ inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace when he served as Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the Department of Education and Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Hill will explore the impact of the hearing, including the legal developments, and related issues of credibility, consent, agency, and the interplay of culture, race, class, gender, and sexuality.
No, she did not testify about Thomas’ inappropriate sexual behavior. She made a series of uncorroborated and unverified accusations of Thomas making a few flirtatious comments, all of which were denied by Thomas and other employees.

The impact of the hearings was startling. Most people did not believe her. But I heard from many women, both personally and in the news media, who said things like "I know that she is telling the truth, because I once had a coworker who said similar things."

I never heard a man say anything so stupid. It is like saying, "I know that the defendant is guilty of robbing the bank, because my local bank was robbed once." I hate to think about women like that serving on juries.

Here is a sampling of the sort of nonsense that you can expect from Hill, as quoted in the NY Times:
Professer Hill gave her retrospective view of the hearings in the arcane language of the academic doctrines currently fashionable in legal and literary criticism.

"Because I and my reality did not comport with what they accepted as their reality, I and my reality had to be reconstructed by the Senate committee members with assistance from the press and others," she said.

"In constructing an explanation for my marital status as single, I became unmarriageable or opposed to marriage, the fantasizing spinster or the man hater. An explanation of my career success had to be introduced which fit with their perceptions about the qualifications of people of color, women and the myth of the double advantage enjoyed by women of color.

"I thus became aloof, ambitious, an incompetent product of affirmative action and an ingrate who betrayed those who had worked to insure my success."
Among academic literary critics, there is no such thing as objective reality. There is just my reality, your reality, and other realities. So if her distorted worldview conceives some sexual harassment fantasies that become her reality, that is good enuf for her, and the law should respect her reality regardless of anyone else's reality.

You would think that this sort of nonsense would scare away students who want a real education, but the university is doing better than ever:
UC Santa Cruz received a record number of applications this fall, including significant increases from out-of-state residents and minorities.

Nearly 55,000 prospective undergraduates applied to attend UCSC in Fall 2015, an 11 percent increase from the previous year. The jump is the second highest among UC campuses, all of which received record numbers this fall.
They will have to take class from the sort of kooks who invited Hill.

So who is the "UC Presidential Chair" that invited her? There are two co-chairs, one of which is an inbred Jewish Commie. In you think I exaggerate, read the Wikipedia bio on Bettina Aptheker. She succeeds Angela Davis, a black Commie. Those are probably the two most famous Communists in the USA today.

Davis is retired, but she is coming back to town next week to speak:
Activist, author, and distinguished UC Santa Cruz professor emerita Angela Davis is this year's keynote speaker at the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Convocation in downtown Santa Cruz.

Davis is the author of nine books, including her most recent book of essays, The Meaning of Freedom.

The topic of her talk will be "Racism, Militarism, Poverty: From Ferguson to Palestine." The convocation begins at 7 p.m., Wednesday, January 28, at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. ...

One of the highest-profile faculty members at UC Santa Cruz, she was a professor in history of consciousness and feminist studies from 1991 to 2008, when she retired.

For many years she has been a highly outspoken organizer and activist. A determined critic of the United States prison system, she helped popularize the term "prison industrial complex." In her speeches, she often asks her audiences to think seriously about the possibility of a world without prison.
She almost served a long prison term herself, as she bought the gun that her boyfriend used to murder a judge.

There is a UC Santa Cruz Women’s Club, but it does not appear involved in this nonsense. Its main activity in putting on the 8th Annual Santa Cruz Chocolate Festival. That is surely a more worthwhile activity, even if it is going to make all the local girls fat.

Otherwise, this is a sleepy little beach town, where the big news is high tides for surfing, and the skunk mating season.

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