Tubman makes the 20

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Noah D'Angelo

One of the many alternatives, 50 Cent, is seen here posing for the 20

Noah D'Angelo, Staff Writer

 

Many, if not all United States Citizens, have seen a $20 bill in their lifetime. However, most aren’t aware of the changes that are currently taking place at all the minting facilities in the country.

If we have to change it, why don’t we change it to someone famous that makes a little more sense? 50 Cent has a money reference in his name and is bankrupt, but he still loves money! ”

Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the United States, is being taken off of the 20 for Underground Railroad activist, Harriet Tubman.

Many would probably think that Jackson would be fine with this change considering he hated the mere thought of a central banking system. On the other hand, he was an avid slave-holder and would probably not want an African-American to be shown over him. However, both are dead, so we cannot get their actual opinions.

Harriet Tubman was an escaped slave that developed a pathway from the North to the South, otherwise known as the Underground Railroad. This pathway was followed by other escaped slaves and subsequently, they were led to freedom in the North.

This was back in the 1800’s, when blacks were enslaved by whites, like Jackson. Tubman fought for the freedom and equality of all blacks who wanted to be treated like the humans they were.

The Slave Trade was big and any trade by a private owner for profit is capitalism. Tubman may be a hero but why is she going to be printed on a bill that goes against everything she worked for? It is fair to assume that Tubman would not accept this offer, nor would’ve Jackson. The weird thing is that at one point, Jackson could have legally owned Tubman, or one of her family members.

If we have to change it, why don’t we change it to someone famous that makes a little more sense? 50 Cent has a money reference in his name and is bankrupt, but he still loves money! Donald Trump is in love with the banking system because he has more money than them and wants to make everyone in this country know and remember that.

Even Kanye would be better. He is the reincarnation of Jesus after all, right?

As much as this decision is an issue for feminists, it is also an issue of race. Harriet Tubman was an African-American and it appears to be that the African-American population as a whole wanted the change. So they got what they wanted, and so did females.