You don’t say?

The Washington Times Weekly - - National -

Chat­ting with Wash­ing­ton Post travel writer Gary Lee at a re­cent re­cep­tion, we were in­trigued to learn that his aunt, the youngest of his mother’s sis­ters, hap­pens to be none other than Anita Hill, the for­mer law col­league of Supreme Court Jus­tice Clarence Thomas who dur­ing his con­fir­ma­tion hear­ing in 1991 ac­cused him of sex­ual ha­rass­ment.

To­day, Miss Hill, who grew up in Oklahoma, is a pro­fes­sor of law and women’s stud­ies at Bran­deis Univer­sity in Mas­sachusetts.

Mr. Lee had men­tioned that he’s writ­ten about his aunt on only “a few” oc­ca­sions. Last year, in a story about re­unions of black fam­i­lies, he wrote that as “part of an Ok­la­homabased mini-African-Amer­i­can dy­nasty that in­cludes five brothers, four sis­ters and dozens of un­cles, aunts, cousins, nieces and neph­ews, I am more than familiar with the re­unions rit­ual.

“Still, I won­dered why AfricanAmer­i­cans will drive half­way across the coun­try to com­mune with sec­ond and third cousins once re­moved when folks from other cul­tures want to bolt out the back door when their rel­a­tives pull up in the drive­way.”

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