by TV One Staff
September 1, 2017
Photo Credit: GraphicaArtis
All of Black America was excited to hear that one of our greatest historic leaders would be honored on the 20 dollar bill.
That excitement has now been dampened with the possibility that the Trump administration could shut the entire operation down:
Thoughts? 🤔 Treasury Secretary #StevenMnuchin is raising speculation that #HarrietTubman’s future on the $20 bill could be in jeopardy. #Mnuchin is avoiding a direct answer when asked whether he supports the decision made by the #Obama administration to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with Harriet Tubman, the 19th century African-American abolitionist famous for the Underground Railroad. Continue Reading at theheatmag.com link in bio
According to reports, the idea of placing Harriet Tubman on the 20 dollar bill originally proposed by Jack Lew of the Obama administration, is no longer on the list of important things of current Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin.
Mnuchin tells CNBC:
“The number-one issue why we change the currency is to stop counterfeiting. So the issues of what we change will be primarily related to what we need to do for security purposes. I’ve received classified briefings on that. And that’s what I’m focused on for the most part. People have been on the bills for a long period of time. And this is something we will consider. Right now, we’ve got a lot more important issues to focus on.”
Of course, people are pissed:
No surprise here at all what so ever.. I’ve been wondering how long it would take for this plan to be scrapped. Still makes the old blood boil though. #justsaynotowhitesupremacists . #harriettubman #americanhero ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #blackhistory #blm #blacklivesmatter #stophate #endbigotry #donthateeducate #nojusticenopeace #civilrights #equalrights #socialjustice #economicjustice #environmentaljustice #wethepeople #riseup #ihaveadream #notrumpnokkknofascistusa #factsnotfascists #defenddemocracy
We’ll have to see how this plays out.
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