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Old 04-20-2016, 11:02 PM   #31
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Unfortunately, Jackson is still staying on the $20 bill, just being moved to the back. I'd happily put literally any Native American figure there instead of him.
Putting a slaveowner on the same bill as a famous abolitionist is fucking disgusting. They do understand that, right?

Are they making a statement by putting a slaveowner on the less notable side of the bill? Because until they rectify this, that will be my extremely optimistic interpretation.
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Why are they glorifying him at all...fuuuucckk.

Today did one thing for me, though, I'm going to start looking for ways to get more involved in whatever organizations I might be able to, to maybe find a way to help with Native American causes. Stop being a hypocrite myself and see what I can do.
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I read some comments and some lady was upset they took a "Founding Father" off the $20. Seriously.

But yeah, they are complaining of whitewashing. Like somehow if he's not on the front of the 20 no one will learn about him. Ugh.

Or they bring up the fact that the actual founding fathers were slave owners so the "left" will come after them next. Sigh.

Yeah, if I had received a $20 for every comment that was absolutely factually incorrect; I'd be able to buy a nice house. If I got one for every racist comment; I could retire.


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Putting a slaveowner on the same bill as a famous abolitionist is fucking disgusting.
My immediate reaction to that news:

Yeeeeeeeah, I too would really like to hear an explanation/reason for that decision.
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Unfortunately, Jackson is still staying on the $20 bill, just being moved to the back. I'd happily put literally any Native American figure there instead of him.

Jackson really bothers me. He was a really, really, really horrible president, and his actions against Native Americans stand out to me as exceptionally terrible even by the standards of the day. But maybe that's the liberal propaganda of my AP US History education from all those years ago getting to me.

This is fucked. Good thing I don't use cash that much.


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Putting a slaveowner on the same bill as a famous abolitionist is fucking disgusting. They do understand that, right?

Are they making a statement by putting a slaveowner on the less notable side of the bill? Because until they rectify this, that will be my extremely optimistic interpretation.
Part of me thinks that this is a sassy move to make a point by relegating Jackson to the back of a bill fronted by a former slave.
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Are they making a statement by putting a slaveowner on the less notable side of the bill? Because until they rectify this, that will be my extremely optimistic interpretation.

I'd have to see it to judge it, but this was actually my immediate interpretation upon hearing that.
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I was very excited to hear this until I read that he's staying on the bill. Sickening.
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I'm really surprised to see how angry people are about something that seems so positive... it's symbolic, which is already not worth a whole lot.
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I'm really surprised to see how angry people are about something that seems so positive... it's symbolic, which is already not worth a whole lot.

I agree to a certain point, but "not worth a lot", really? How many currency changes have been made in your or your parents lifetime? It's a huge symbolic change.


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I agree to a certain point, but "not worth a lot", really? How many currency changes have been made in your or your parents lifetime? It's a huge symbolic change.


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You're not understanding what I'm saying. I'm saying symbolism isn't worth a whole lot. I think it's stupid that Jackson is on the $20 because he sucks and all, but like, he's been dead for a pretty long time. I don't really care. I'm not one for buying into symbolism like it should be an outrage.
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Harriet Tubman New Face of the $20

In case y'all were wondering how Breitbart commenters are reacting to this news: http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/45863_Treasury_Announces_Harriet_Tubman_on_$20_Bill_Breitbart_Commenters_Erupt_in_Racism


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In case y'all were wondering how Breitbart commenters are reacting to this news: http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/45863_Treasury_Announces_Harriet_Tubman_on_$20_Bill_Breitbart_Commenters_Erupt_in_Racism
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White genocide.

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You're not understanding what I'm saying. I'm saying symbolism isn't worth a whole lot. I think it's stupid that Jackson is on the $20 because he sucks and all, but like, he's been dead for a pretty long time. I don't really care. I'm not one for buying into symbolism like it should be an outrage.

Understood. But I think you undervalue the power of symbolism.


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Understood. But I think you undervalue the power of symbolism.


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I think that's an individual value. I'm not disagreeing that people value it. Look at this thread. People seem outraged...

I just don't start to value it unless it has some physical meaning. For example, if the government was about to spend money on a memorial, then yeah, that would anger me. But as far as I'm concerned, The action here was forward. So what if it's not perfect. It's not like they just put Jackson on the $20. They could've announced nothing at all, and everyone would be going about their daily lives using their Andrew Jackson money with no complaint.
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