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Monday, 19 February 2018

Justice Clarence Thomas accuser calls for his impeachment


NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Justice Clarence Thomas speaks during an event at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. on Feb. 15. (PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS/AP)
A woman who accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment penned an op-ed calling for his impeachment from the bench.
Angela Wright Shannon, a former Charlotte Observer editor, wrote in her HuffPost essay published Monday that Thomas should be brought to justice after multiple women accused him of sexual harassment — including herself.
She previously claimed Thomas had asked what her breast size was and repeatedly pressured her to date him when they both worked at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in the mid 1980s.
Wright says women of color have a tougher time being heard when sharing their sexual harassment stories than white women.
“When the accusers are women of color, justice is not just delayed; it’s often denied outright,” she wrote.
Angela Wright Shannon previously accused Justice Clarence Thomas of sexually harassing her in the mid-80s. (ANGELA WRIGHT SHANNON)
“Even Anita Hill’s sophisticated demeanor and impressive standing as a professor of law didn’t shield her from being labeled 'a little bit nutty, and a little bit slutty,' ” Wright continued, referring to another Thomas accuser. “That’s been the cultural narrative about African-American women throughout history.”
Wright added that now that a white woman — Moira Smith, a lawyer from Alaska — has also accused Thomas of groping her nearly 20 years ago, there could be a chance of Thomas getting impeached.
There’s also hope amid the #MeToo movement, she said.
“The Me Too movement has underscored the depth and breadth of sexual harassment in our society,” Wright wrote. “Finally, women are being heard and believed.”

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