Read and listen to University Professor Anita Hill

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In a piece celebrating the nomination of federal appeals court judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, who will become the first Black woman on the Supreme Court if confirmed, University Professor Anita Hill said "I sat up straighter and felt grateful to have witnessed another glass ceiling that was shattered in my lifetime."

"A Black woman on the Court, as with all diversity, has potential to expand the judicial imagination to include new ways of thinking about fairness and justice as delivered through the law. A Court that reflects America offers the possibility of different approaches and worldviews that can respond to calls from populations marginalized because of their identities," she continued.

"The promise of this historic moment is in its potential to make the law fairer and give more people confidence that our courts are truly representative. For that, the entire country can sit up straighter." 

Hill's piece, "Anita Hill: Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court signals historic change", is available on URL.

Separately, Hill's new podcast "Getting Even with Anita Hill" launches this week. In weekly episodes, Hill will interview societal changemakers who have fought for equality.

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