Harriet Tubman Is Your Potential Replacement for Jackson on the $20

Abby Ohlheiser, Washington Post, May 12, 2015

A group that wants to kick Andrew Jackson off the $20 bill and replace him with a woman has, after months of collecting votes, chosen a successor: Harriet Tubman.

Tubman, an abolitionist who is remembered most for her role as a conductor in the “Underground Railroad,” was one of four finalists for the nod from a group of campaigners calling themselves “Women on 20s.” The campaign started earlier this year and has since inspired bills in the House and the Senate.

The other three finalists were former first lady and human rights activist Eleanor Roosevelt; civil rights figure Rosa Parks; and Wilma Mankiller, the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation. Now that voters participating in the campaign have chosen Tubman, Women on 20s will bring a petition with the people’s choice to the White House.

“Our paper bills are like pocket monuments to great figures in our history,” Women on 20s Executive Director Susan Ades Stone said in an e-mailed statement. “Our work won’t be done until we’re holding a Harriet $20 bill in our hands in time for the centennial of women’s suffrage in 2020.”

In all, the group said, it has collected more than 600,000 votes for its campaign.

In Tuesday’s White House press briefing, Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that Tubman was a “wonderful choice” for the bill, but stopped short of saying whether the President backs putting Tubman on the $20.

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“Last week, a young girl wrote to me to ask why aren’t there any women on our currency,” President Obama said in a July speech in Kansas City, before the launch of the Women on 20s voting campaign. “And then she gave me a long list of possible women to put on our dollar bills and quarters and stuff–which I thought was a pretty good idea.”

Although the Women on 20s campaign plans to petition the White House, it is the Treasury Department that ultimately makes decisions on which bills feature which portraits. The last overhaul of paper money portraits by the department was in the 1920’s, when Jackson replaced Grover Cleveland on the $20.

U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios also commented on the campaign in late April. “What I can say?” Rios told Fortune. “We’re engaging in a collaborative process to move the discussion forward.” Rios noted that Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is ultimately in charge of currency design.

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The Women on 20s campaign aimed to change the portrait on the $20 bill for a couple of reasons: First, the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote is in 2020. And second, while Jackson may have been a relatively uncontroversial choice for the honor when he was selected in 1929, he was an enthusiastic supporter of policies that were harmful to the Native American population, including the measure that led to the Trail of Tears.

For that latter reason, Women on 20s is not the first to suggest that it might be time to retire the Jackson $20 bill.

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  • MekongDelta69

    Hell – don’t stop there. Put the First Gorilla… ‘Lady'[sic] on the $100,000 bill.

    • DaveMed

      I don’t want to be mean or anything, but it almost seems a bit odd to have a Black on a bill with a number less than 100,000.

      • spahnranch69 .

        You deserve a lot more up-votes for this comment! L-O-F-L

    • Don Eladio

      It’s a chewblacka, bro.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      At least you didn’t call her a wookie.

      That would be an insult to wookies throughout the galaxy.

    • DonReynolds

      Woodrow Wilson is already on the 100,000 dollar bill.
      Only a dozen were printed……supposedly.
      Yeah…..kick off Woodrow Wilson and put angry black woman in his place.
      This government will completely fail soon…..let the lunatics have their fun.

      • IstvanIN

        Wilson was a terrible president.

        • Weisheit77

          Yankee progressive. I often imagine what the world would be like if he hadn’t lied us into WW1.

          • DonReynolds

            You would be even more surprised to learn that Woodrow Wilson grew up in the South (Georgia) and watched Sherman’s troops marching by his house on their way to Savanah…..yes, the March to the Sea.
            Yes, politically Wilson was a fluke…..elected only because Teddy Roosevelt and Howard Taft split the Republican party.

          • Weisheit77

            Thank you for the correction. Southern progressive…
            Wow, I feel silly now. I’m more aware of what he did during his presidency than of his early life. I’m going to read about him so I don’t make that mistake again.

            Thank you again. I enjoy being corrected and learning.

          • DonReynolds

            Just as a historical rule of thumb…..you will notice that virtually ALL of the presidents from the South since WWII have been Liberal Progressives……Truman, LBJ, Carter, Clinton……yes, they were all Democrats. You could say, Obama is the first Liberal Progressive president since WWII that was not from the South. It seems odd to many people, that the most conservative region of the country would vote for so many Liberal Progressives for president.

          • Dr. X

            No, he grew up in Staunton, VA, in the Shenandoah Valley. (Still the first Southerner to become president since the Civil War). Wilson became a Yankee-fied progressive and arrogant prig while spending his career as an academic at Princeton in New Jersey. However, his years in the North never caused him to lose his contempt for blacks… he disliked them his entire life, and even re-segregated the White House staff after Theodore Roosevelt had desegregated it. He was known to tell Negro jokes, speak in a mock Negro accent, and use the “n-word.”

          • spahnranch69 .

            No need to imagine, sir, it would be a much better world.

        • John Smith

          At least he despised negroes.

          • IstvanIN

            No one is all bad.

          • DonReynolds

            That was a very popular idea in those days, regardless of political party.

      • MekongDelta69

        That I know. The $100,000 bill used to be used for exchanges between Federal entities only.

        The largest bill for ‘civilian’ use (at least when I was growing up), was the $10,000 bill. They also got rid of the $500 (McKinley), $1,000 (Cleveland), $5,000 (Madison) and $10,000 (Jackson – Chase) bills.

        They kept cutting it down and cutting it down, to allegedly make it harder for drug cartels, money launderers (and every other illegal activity) to haul money around in suitcases.

        • Keep Honkin, I’m Reloading

          “….haul money around in suitcases.”

          Sounds like a good problem to have 🙂

  • Hilis Hatki

    We are moving toward a cashless society.

    • LexiconD1

      Thank God.

    • Tim_in_Indiana

      This might just push me over the edge to forgo cash myself.

    • DonReynolds

      He He……no doubt……but not in the way you think.
      We will have a cashless society when we are all broke and hungry.

  • If this is done, I will not accept those offensively marked bills as money.

    • Chip Carver

      Andrew Jackson defied those who wanted to create the Central Bank. This is is just another way to spit in his face, and in the collective face of all Whites in the US.

      • He also used his pen and phone (metaphorically) to benefit white people.

      • Weisheit77

        Correct me if I’m wrong but wasn’t he America’s first populist president?

      • The surnames behind this movement are revealing, as usual.

    • Anglokraut

      Deface the bill. Draw in hair and markings like a chimpanzee on the portrait with a black pen. Get creative.

      • Don Eladio

        Yes! Now I WANT it to happen!!!

        • DJRicin

          This could be exciting. Imagine if we got a large chunk of the bills defaced. Perhaps plenty of angry Lefties would not accept defaced bills, leading to mini crises.

          How fun. Let’s make the most out of this ridiculous situation.

      • DonReynolds

        Call it Monkey Money and demand other denominations.
        Two Hamiltons are less offensive than one baboon.

    • TruthBeTold

      OR you could leave a message on each bill that passes through your hands.

      • I already do that.

        • Weisheit77

          It’s nicer than the fecal matter and cocaine that is reportedly on a lot of our money.

          • John Smith

            That’s a negro contribution right there.

        • DaveMed

          I was going to ask if people really don’t notice that before taking the bills, but then I realized that I almost never get that close a look at them myself.

          Actually, come to think of it… why have I not been posting links to racial realist/White Nationalist sites on my money?!

      • Tim_in_Indiana

        Great idea! I’m open to suggestions.

    • spahnranch69 .

      Neither will most other people, nations or banks.

    • Rhialto

      This seems to have been the situation with the Susan B. Anthony “silver” dollars. People did not want them from banks. If received as change, they were spent at the first opportunity.

      A similar fate may await an Afro-female $20, and since $20’s are rarely given as change, the $20’s will be short circuited back to the Fed reserve.

  • Race Heretic

    If one insists upon replacing one of these noble American men with a woman, the logical choice is not an overly propagandized negress whose greatest accomplishment was being a victim. An Indian chief no one has heard of is also terrible – we’re Americans, not Indians. Eleanor Roosevelt’s greatest accomplishment was being first lady.

    The logical choice if one must have a woman on a bill is Sandra Day O’Connor, the first female Supreme Court Justice. It’s the only office of high enough prestige that a woman has held.

    • dd121

      I’d rather have them put the lady who served me breakfast in the cafeteria on the $20. At least she was doing something useful.

    • DaveMed

      Clara Barton.

      • Don Eladio

        George: Clara Barton? What did SHE do?

        Jerry: I don’t know, but I think she was nice…

        • LexiconD1

          She founded the American Red Cross. Look her up, she was a fascinating woman.

          • DonReynolds

            Makes more sense to use Clara Barton than one of the baboons that worked smuggling slaves through the underground railroad…..in violation of the Federal Fugitive Slave Act.

          • LexiconD1

            I don’t think changing our money is necessary, but if we did, I’d vote Clara Barton too!

    • ejXinMI

      It is a complete, and deliberate insult to consider removing Jackson from the $20 bill. If they were to issue a new denomination, or a commemorative bill that’s something else. In that case, I would be fine with someone like Dolly Madison, or Abigail Adams, even Amelia Earhart. But not a dreadful, hate-filled shrew like Tubman, or Rosa Parks. What a disgraceful action that would be.

    • Tim_in_Indiana

      Being the first woman this or that means nothing. It was merely a political appointment.

  • No Mo

    If they put this woman on the $20 I will quit accepting $20 bills.

    • Keep Honkin, I’m Reloading

      Hard to do at most ATMs… As the choices are typically 20, 40, 60, 100…

      There’s very good reason why these cultural Marxist, cork suckers chose the twenty.

      • southern california female

        go to the store, buy a pack of gum with your debit card and request smaller bills for the cash back

        • Just refuse the n****r money anywhere else and say “That’s not money”. A piece of paper with a n****r on it isn’t money. It is garbage. If you get one from your bank, demand real money.

  • superlloyd

    How to devalue a currency in one easy lesson.

  • Margaret Sanger.

    • Anglokraut

      She was being considered; perhaps in time she can get the hundred–the denomination so prized that Negroes write songs about the $100 bill. And Negroes will kill for a Benjamin, so putting Margaret Sanger on the $100 would make the irony rich and complex.

      • InAFreeCountry

        It’s all about dem Sangers, yo! Get dat green, make dat paypuh!

  • dd121

    What did she do? Sit in a bus somewhere?

    • The Worlds Scapegoat

      She didn’t even do that. She is known for the underground railroad which infested the northern states with escaped slaves.

      • Anglokraut

        And don’t forget causing Canada a lot of troubles, too.

  • DaveMed

    If this were really about advancing women’s presence, they would introduce a $200 bill.

    No – this is entirely about erasing the Whiteness of America.

    • Rob

      Me neither.

    • Weisheit77

      With the ongoing devaluation of the currency, that was precisely my thought. We need a bigger bill.

    • carriewhite64

      The Harriet Tubman $2.47 bill.

  • Easyrhino

    I’ll take two tens please instead of a twenty.

    • Much more polite than what I’m thinking: “That’s not money; it has a n****r on it.”

      • DonReynolds

        Almost perfect, Mr. Scott……”it has a fukin n****r on it.”
        Exactly what I said to the postal clerk when he tried to palm off some of the “black poets stamps” on me.
        I asked him is this is supposed to be some kind of racist joke.
        He said nothing and gave me some flag stamps instead.

        • southern california female

          ha ha lol. i just fell off my chair. so funny.

  • Rob

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew – replace L with a J and that will tell you what he is and who his loyalty belongs to.

  • TheMaskedUnit

    It seems perfectly appropriate to me …

  • Luca D.

    I hear their putting Obama on the $3 bill.

    • Cindy

      LOL! Double entendre 🙂

    • InAFreeCountry

      I regret that I can only upvote this comment once.

  • antiquesunlight

    They already have women on coins. Susan B Anthony is on the dollar coin and so is the Indian girl.

    Andrew Jackson served his country well and deserves to maintain his place of honor on our money.

    I honestly cannot think of a single American woman of great enough national importance to warrant putting her portrait on our currency. Other than the two women mentioned above, every person on our currency right now was either a major president/founding father or a great military leader. That’s as it should be.

    • LexiconD1

      Indian woman, really.

      Sacagawea was her name. Louis and Clark would have probably died without her.

      I guess you’ve never heard of Clara Barton, Florence Nightingale, Frances Perkins, Elenore Roosevelt, Abigale Adams, Dolly Madison, Elisabeth Cady Stanton, Carry Nation, Amelia Earhart, Sandra Day O’Connor, and many others.

      I might not agree with all these women’s politics, but to deny them, and their achievements is beyond stupid.

      • antiquesunlight

        Florence Nightingale was not American.

        Were any of those women of comparable national importance to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, etc?

        The answer is no.

        In any case, if we must sacrifice Ol’ Andrew to the PC gods, my vote goes to Clara Barton.

        • LexiconD1

          Oh my mistake about Florance Nightingale. She was included on SEVERAL list for important American Women.

          You need to put it in to perspective, and frankly with a less snotty tone, women in this nation, haven’t had the opportunities UNTIL RECENTLY to obtain those positions of power.

          • 3G4Me

            Oh for fart’s sake, do you really need to peddle that feminist crap here? Isn’t there enough of that bile flowing around everywhere else? Women have had plenty of opportunities to do what God designed them to do, and “power” has nothing to do with it.

          • LexiconD1

            Let me guess, “single and staying that way”.

            I’m hardly a feminist, but I am a REALIST.

          • 3G4Me

            I have been a happily married woman for 25 years. A “realist” does not bemoan women purportedly not having opportunities in the past; a realist recognizes the sexes are inherently DIFFERENT, with different strengths and designed for different purposes. Power has nothing to do with why there aren’t more women scientists, or famous artists, or what have you. You’re whining about the genetic lottery. Get over it.

          • Julius Caesar

            I’m engaged and I’d have agree with 3G4Me, women have a unique role in life that is suited for them. And holding positions of power, or getting involved in the political sphere, in my opinion, are not amongst the things best suited for women.

          • LexiconD1

            I do not agree with your post, but at least you were courteous. That poster was flat out rude, and condescending.

          • Julius Caesar

            Fair enough. Not everyone of the Alt-Right/Pro-White persuasion sees things the same way. But first and always foremost, differences aside, should be our efforts to vastly improve the situation for Whites around the world. Would you agree?

          • If women were deserving of power, we would have it already. Life is not a charity where freebies are given to those who haven’t earned them. Also, you don’t speak for women like me.

          • LexiconD1

            Wow…

          • …just wow.

          • Keep Honkin, I’m Reloading

            You’re an antagonist…go away

          • Rhialto

            Actually women almost never have had direct political or economic power in human history. The exceptions were hereditary monarchs where the women were in effect genetic placeholders. Modern Western and some African societies are unique in that women do have political and economic power. The consequences are totally unpredictable.

          • antiquesunlight

            I have no idea why you think I have no perspective on women. You have yet to mention one American woman of national importance comparable to the men on our money.

          • Katherine McChesney

            I agree with him. There are no true women heroines in American history.

          • Olorin

            Considering that Tribesmen have been writing history for the past 60 years, I’d be careful about drawing conclusions about that era.

      • IstvanIN

        Eleanore Roosevelt? Carey Nation? Sandra Day O’Connor? Yuk.

        I can see an inspirational woman like Helen Keller, and the others you mentioned, but those three? Might as well put Nancy Pelosi on the 20.

        • LexiconD1

          No, I totally agree with your yuck (except Elenore Roosevelt, I admire her. I think she might have done it a lot different if she were in the same position today, as she was then).

          • IstvanIN

            She adored darkies.

          • LexiconD1

            I don’t think she would today. I try to keep in mind the times these women lived in.

          • DonReynolds

            …..and lesbians……and communists…..
            Kind of a package deal.

        • Weisheit77

          I think she has to die first, but I could see that coming one day. I’m getting to the point where nothing surprises me anymore.

        • The Worlds Scapegoat

          What did Helen Keller do?

          She was a commie
          from wikipedia: “A member of the Socialist Party of America and the Industrial Workers of the World,..”

          • IstvanIN

            She overcame blindness, deafness and being mute. Impressive.

          • George Moriarty

            Perhaps she would be a very good choice for a new note denomination
            I admire her for her abilities in overcoming blindness, deafness and being mute. She has been an ongoing inspiration to countless severely handicapped persons over the years.I did not know of her “progressive” side. If that is true it should keep the Marxists in your government happy also to have her on a bank note.

          • Kenner

            Apparently she didn’t; she was a Socialist.

          • The Worlds Scapegoat

            I don’t believe it.

            If she couldn’t see, hear, or speak, how could she learn anything?

            Sounds like communist/religious propaganda.

            .

          • Alexandra1973

            Blindness in the physical sense. She was apparently blind to the damage socialism/communism does.

          • IstvanIN

            Having political beliefs you and I might disagree with does not lessen her personal accomplishments. In that regard she was extraordinary.

          • Alexandra1973

            True. It’s great that she overcame her physical handicaps. But I recall reading that she was for eugenics in the negative sense–so there would be no deaf or blind kids. Talk about irony.

            I don’t believe in aborting/killing kids with handicaps. Just because you’re deficient in one area, doesn’t make you useless in all areas. I was born with a club foot and my son’s on the autism spectrum. I figure, that’s the hand you’re dealt, it’s how you play with the hand you’re given.

        • Yes, Helen Keller. She dealt with tremendous challenges in life. What a wonderful person to put on one of our bills.
          (The trouble with Jackson is that he was indeed involved with the Trail of Tears. However, was there a larger context, with the Indians organizing their last war/attempt to get rid of the whites, and then losing – in fact then losing everything – I’m sure that was when someone other than Jackson was president – or was it, and part of the Indians losing, was Jackson got the Trail of Tears going – I’m probably all wrong on that. But Keller would be a great choice.)

          • IstvanIN

            Jackson defended his people and his nation, unlike today’s presidents. It isn’t fair to judge someone’s actions from 200 years ago by today’s standards. Would rather keep him on the $20.00. But if we have to change I’d rather a woman who was and is an inspiration.

      • DonReynolds

        If we must find a woman to be on the currency, I would recommend Her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II…..who will soon be the longest reigning monarch in all of British history. It would be a fitting American tribute for a living queen who will soon exceed Queen Victoria.

        • Alexandra1973

          Oh, c’mon, she’s already on the British currency.

      • DaveMed

        Amen. There are plenty of White women with outstanding accomplishments.

        • George Moriarty

          But that won’t keep the anti white and anti-white history crowd in Washington very happy at all.
          This whole saga seems like a classic case of re-writing history 3rd world style.

      • spahnranch69 .

        None of those women are accomplished enough to warrant putting their likeness on US currency. The Social Marxists never seem to run out of things to complain about, apparently they believe EVERYTHING about America is wrong and must be changed. And now.

        • Northern American-Nationalist

          Exactly.

          “Satisfy our demands and we want twelve more… All we want from these meetings are demands that the Establishment can never satisfy . . .” – Jerry Rubin

      • The Worlds Scapegoat

        Amelia Earhart would be a good choice.

        .

    • Fed Up

      When did you spend a $1 coin last — or get one as change? The $1 coins are pretty much a flop! Like just about everything the federal government tries to do.

      • antiquesunlight

        Harriet Tubman twenties would be an even worse flop.

  • Tarczan

    It’s good. When the monetary system crashes, we’ll just blame it on the negro.

  • Biff_Maliboo

    I’d prefer Wilma Flintstone to Wilma Mankiller.

    • InAFreeCountry

      She sounds like the perfect feminist icon.

      • George Moriarty

        Believe it or not, some commentators back in the 60s did criticise the Flintstones for exactly that, ridiculing white males. (Hey, but the whole show was white if I remember.)

        • InAFreeCountry

          I was thinking of Mankiller, but I can see that.

    • RedOnTheHead

      Wilma Fingerdoo.

    • John Smith

      The feminazis like the name.

  • Usually Much Calmer

    Not diverse enough. Flavor Flav. I’m writing my congressman now. . . .

    • Weisheit77

      Only if he’s wearing his wall clock.

  • james AZ

    Put BETSY ROSS into 20’s ……

    • DaveMed

      But… but… she was White!

    • Cheri Rodriguez

      Dolley Madison. Helped evacuate the White House when the British burned it in 1814.

      • LexiconD1

        And, she save a lot of important historical artwork to boot.

        • DonReynolds

          …….and carried the Constitution and Declaration of Independence in her hand when she fled the White House in a carriage. President Madison was the last president to personally command troops in the field.

          • Cheri Rodriguez

            That’s one war we came close to losing. And it was won by the guy on the $20 bill.

          • DonReynolds

            Funny thing, Cheri……the War of 1812 was already over when the Battle of New Orleans was fought. Neither side realized this, because word had not reached them in time. True you are, Jackson’s great victory at New Orleans was magnificent, but the war was already ended and so it had no effect on the peace terms.

          • Cheri Rodriguez

            But it did have an effect on keeping the country together. The British were only half the threat; the other half was the New England states who were threatening to secede (they were also pressuring Madison to resign). When news of Jackson’s victory at New Orleans reached Washington D.C., that secessionist movement (The Hartford Convention) fell apart.

          • John Smith

            Massholes causing problems, what a surprise there.

          • Harry

            That’s right. If the world of 200 years ago had such technologies we take for granted today, such as the internet, cell phones, intercontinental phone systems, fax machines, texting, and email, the Battle of News Orleans would never have happened.

            Just imagine “Old Hickory” Andrew Jackson throwing his smart phone in a fit of rage, because then he would not be able to get revenge on the British for the time, when during his youth, a British officer slashed his face with a sword!

            Another question I have is, if the world of 200 years ago had this kind of technology, would slaves be sold on Ebay?

          • DonReynolds

            We may not have long to find out, Harry.
            Slavery may be in our future as well as our past.
            Of course, no one will call it that ugly name, but it will be essentially the same thing in practice. Maybe they will just call it neo-feudalism……where the church and the local nobility own the land and the people.

          • Harry

            I am a card carrying Libertarian, because I am deeply worried about how the United States of America, our nation that should be the land of the free and the sweet land of liberty, is fast on the way to becoming a totalitarian dictatorship, just like Nazi Germany and the former Soviet Union. Not all Germans were Nazis and of course, not all Russians were communists.

            Only one third of the colonists supported the Patriot side of the American Revolution. One third of the colonists did all they could to remain neutral. And the other remaining third of the colonists were Loyalists. Ironically, the American colonies had more freedom under British rule, than under the U.S. government, many state governments, and local governments in America today.

          • John Smith

            That’s exactly the reason she’ll never get put on a bill.

        • cyrusthevirus

          Are you implying the British would have destroyed it ???

      • cyrusthevirus

        Rather embarassing I understand–didnt the Presidents wife prepare a victory meal before the battle only for British officers to eat it before torching the place ?? The Swine !!

  • Rob

    Just imagine an handsome white man replaced by an old negress on the $20 bill.

    • Bossman

      The “old negress” was not even a citizen of the USA during those times.

    • carriewhite64

      The picture of the possible bill is horrifying. I’m with the commenter who suggested that we deface them all.

  • Rob

    Why are they trying to fix what ain’t broke?

    • John Smith

      What else would govt. do? They keep breaking things until they have to “fix it” some more.

  • Don Eladio

    It’s all about the Jemimas, yo.

    • Anglokraut

      Top comment, right here.

    • Yancy Derringer

      Okay, Aunt Jemima then. On the back, a stack of pancakes.

  • Wayne Bourne

    Why not Aunt Jemima ? Shes fed millions for decades.

    • Jason Lewis

      What about Uncle Ben?

      • Julius Caesar

        Uncle Tom is more fitting.
        I’d also like to point out the humor in having a negro on a 75% cotton currency note.

        • Lexonaut

          “I’d also like to point out the humor in having a negro on a 75% cotton currency note.”

          Oh dear (snicker snicker).

      • RedOnTheHead

        How about motherf***er?

  • PlayingRootsBackwards1

    The only famous part-Black woman I can think of who truly embodied modern American Blackness was Whitney Houston. She was the product of MLK’s dream.

  • Caucasoid88

    They won’t stop until every bill has a black, brown, homosexual, or transgender face on it. Once Harriet Tubman’s ugly mug is on the $20, next will be Obama’s on the $1.

    • TruthBeTold

      That’s probably likely true.

      Lincoln is likely safe but all the others’ personal and professional lives can be deconstructed and then de-legitimized.

      • LHathaway

        Lincoln is safe, for now. It is only a matter or time before the idea of having a White man have to do something them, at any time, is offensive. Expect him to be removed from the record or at least his legacy to be so vastly altered that we would not recognize it.

        • Weisheit77

          It’s been about 20 years or so but didn’t the editor of Ebony come out with a book of Lincoln quotes proving he was a racist. The groundwork has already been laid.

          It’s reminiscent of the Sam Francis point that the same arguments against the Confederate flag could be made against the US flag and then some. We’re already seeing that.

          • Lexonaut

            “… book of Lincoln quotes proving he was a racist.”

            No, he was a race realist. He freed the slaves only to add to the turmoil down south when it became clear that he finally had the Confederacy on the run. His goal was to save the Union, not to help black people.

        • InAFreeCountry

          I’ve already heard about the “white savior complex” being racist.

  • cherrie greenbaum123

    Considering what a $20 bill is going to be worth in another year or two, they could put Scrooge McDuck’s picture on it and still wouldn’t make any difference.

    • George Moriarty

      At least he valued money and in those days some of his comics did put out a real message about how the economy worked.
      One of my favourite short strips was about Scrooge having a heart attack because someone accidentally said the two words “Income tax”

      • Kenner

        Loved the Scrooge comics when I was a kid!

    • John Smith

      Uncle Pennybags from Monopoly.

      • carriewhite64

        Richie Rich.

    • Rob

      Glad to see that you are still here and commenting.

      • cherrie greenbaum123

        Thank you for saying that. Sometimes the comments posted here are better than the articles, so I’m justifiably humbled by your kind statement.

  • GAWZ

    The fun that people are going to have with a simple eraser..

  • Petronius

    If they’re going to replace somebody, make it Lincoln, not Jackson.

    What about Hannah Duston? Betty Zane? Emma Sansom? Helen Keller?

    I guess those gals lost points in the pigmentation event.

    • IstvanIN

      Yes, Lincoln, why do we honor the biggest mass-murderer of the 19th century? He is on both a coin and a bill.

      • TheMaskedUnit

        Everyone that objected was in prison.

    • John Smith

      Helen Keller was a supporter of the far-left, probably because she was deaf and blind.

      • Petronius

        I stand corrected. But since Keller was a radical socialist, it does make you wonder why this organization did not put her forward as a candidate. Probably because she did not meet the melanin requirements.

        I would like to believe that, were Helen Keller alive today, after all the failed experiments in socialism over the past century, she would not be so politically naive.

        • Harry

          Benjamin Franklin said “People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.” But, what dear readers of my comment, does this have to do with the question of what if Helen Keller were alive today?

          So Helen Keller was a radical socialist of her time. To begin with, there is a very good chance antibiotics of today could have stopped the disease in time, that caused her to become deaf and blind in the first place, and saved her from this tragic fate. There is even a very good chance today’s vaccines could have prevented her from contracting that disease in the first place. Just so long as her parents were not those anti-medical idiots of today.

          But, even so whether or not she still would have been rendered deaf and blind, depending if today’s medicine could have prevented this tragedy that befell her, one possibility is certain. If Helen Keller were alive today, there is an excellent chance she would have been a radical animal rights activist.

          To be sure, I am all for efforts to save rain forests, save endangered wildlife species, fight global warming and other environmental efforts. But, I am absolutely against the animal rights movement like P.E.T.A.(People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and A.L.F.(Animal Liberation Front) because it is absolutely necessary to use live animals in medical experiments, to advance medical progress.

          The Rhesus Monkey was used to invent the polio vaccine in the 1950’s. Scientists are using rats in medical experiments to regenerate spinal nerves, giving hope that maybe someday being permanently paralyzed because of a spinal injury will be a thing of the past. And for all you fat people reading my comment, who constantly fail to lose weight because you inherited the wrong genes, scientists are already using mice in medical experiments to delete the obesity gene.

          Ironically, just suppose Helen Keller was alive today and today’s medicine saved her from going blind and deaf. If Helen Keller was an animal rights activist with P.E.T.A., no amount of reasoning that today’s medical science, as a result of medical tests done on animals, saved her from going blind and deaf, would have convinced her to otherwise change her mind. If you or I tried to convince her otherwise, she would have screamed out loud “I would rather be blind and deaf now, than to have had these experiments done to make these animals suffer”!

          Dear readers of my comment, you may think I am a hypocrite because despite how I oppose the animal rights movement, I still paid a lot of money for a ticket to an upcoming Paul McCartney concert!

          Another thing can be sure, if Helen Keller were alive today, she would be a liberal radical leftist. And she very likely would have married a black man!

  • Cindy

    “No twenties, please” will be code for “White Pride”

    • AmericanRemnant

      As i was reading that I thought the same thing.

    • Weisheit77

      as the English say, “Brilliant!”

    • 3G4Me

      Well said.

  • AmericanRemnant

    Wasn’t there a Susan B Anthony something or other? That went well.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      Unbelievably I got one of those damned things the other day – hadn’t seen one in years – ended up (I think) being accidentally handed out as a quarter in change -the reason people rejected it in the first place.

      The Sacagawea Golden Dollar was first issued in 2000 as a replacement for the ill-received Susan B. Anthony dollar coin.

      Yeah, the Sacagawea dollar was a real hit too, wasn’t it.

      • IstvanIN

        Susan B. Anthony was a hideous woman. Sacagawea wasn’t bad looking. Peronsally if we have to get rid of presidents, other than Washington, Jefferson and Ben Franklin, I say go back to Miss Liberty, Indians and Buffaloes.

        • Harry

          Why do you despise Susan B. Anthony? She was a great American heroine!

          • John Smith

            Who loved negroes.

      • InAFreeCountry

        The sack-o-ya-weed-yeah dollar is pretty popular with car washes.

      • John Smith

        You can still get them as change at the PO.

    • Alexandra1973

      Yeah, dollar coins. The problem was they were too similar to quarters.

  • American Tax Payer

    They’ve been so successful in wiping out white men that now they’re starting to wipe out Our Founding Fathers.

    Anyway, I’ll do my part and call Congress (as many as I can) to complain but I’m thinking they won’t be able to pull this off because of how much it will cost to do it.

    • Lexonaut

      “… now they’re starting to wipe out Our Founding Fathers.”

      That’s the goal — to remove every last reminder of what a great country this used to be in order to make the nation safe for dictatorship.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Jackson was the president that decided to get rid of the central banksters – for that alone he deserves to remain on the $20 bill.

    I keep forgetting – when did Harriet Tubman serve as president of the U.S.?

    Next will be calls for a gay to replace Washington or Lincoln.

    I nominate Barry Sotero.

  • Dave West

    Who says only one person has to be on the $20 bill, forget Harriet Tubman, I say throw on the 3 McThugs of the black undertow; tray-skittles, king swishers

    • USofAntiWhite

      The tranny streetwalker “Red”, known better as Malcolm X? The reality is, Africans have had the last 150 years, living in a first-world (was) country and they haven’t been able to come up with one single, truly relevant great individual.

  • Cuddles

    Certain tribe wants to replace the WASPs that created and built a once great nation.

    Pathetic.

    • AmericanRemnant

      The WASP nest can be poked for just so long.

      • Cuddles

        Seems like this nest is inhabited with stingless drone bees.

        • We are slow to anger.

          It was not part of their blood,
          It came to them very late,
          With long arrears to make good,
          When the Saxon began to hate.

          They were not easily moved,
          They were icy — willing to wait
          Till every count should be proved,
          Ere the Saxon began to hate.

          Their voices were even and low.
          Their eyes were level and straight.
          There was neither sign nor show
          When the Saxon began to hate.

          It was not preached to the crowd.
          It was not taught by the state.
          No man spoke it aloud
          When the Saxon began to hate.

          It was not suddenly bred.
          It will not swiftly abate.
          Through the chilled years ahead,
          When Time shall count from the date
          That the Saxon began to hate.

  • I’m still holding out for Bruce Kardashian.

    • IstvanIN

      He should be on the 1/2 dollar coin.

    • MekongDelta69

      He’ll be on the $3 bill.

      (You have to be a little ‘older’ to get that one, b/c they probably wouldn’t allow me to use the phrase here that we used to use.)

      • InAFreeCountry

        What a queer rule.

  • IstvanIN

    Lost of nations put women on currency and they are quite attractive”

    • LeonNJ

      Oh, I see what you did there.

      • John Smith

        Who knew Zaire had already honored Ms. Tubman?

    • Anglokraut

      Jenny Lind was a great opera singer; she was known as the “Swedish Nightingale”.

  • DonReynolds

    Aside from the radical Leftists who re-write history, I know of no one who wants to remove Andrew Jackson from the 20 dollar bill.
    I am sure I did not miss the vote where we decided to put a black woman on the 20 dollar bill in his place. It never happened.
    Harriet Tubman? Are you insane?
    (But hey…..this is probably the best candidate the radical Leftists can come up with.)

  • Weisheit77

    The worst part of being an American is it’s impossible to claim refugee status in another country.

  • TheMaskedUnit

    I prefer to deal in real money.

    • The Worlds Scapegoat

      gold or/and lead

  • TheMaskedUnit

    Full faith and credit of the United States … lol.

  • dusa1957

    I’m going to barf! I doubt I can take any more.

  • LeonNJ

    I will finally have a use for my markers. I guessing many others will also have some fun.

  • spahnranch69 .

    Old Hickory was the best damn President this country ever had, a truly great American. But I don’t think he would have approved of his likeness being on an alien owned and controlled central bank-note. Why not put Woody Wilson’s portrait on the twenny dollah bill instead? He’s the one who made the damn Third Central Bank of the United States (aka, the “Federal Reserve”) a reality.

  • spahnranch69 .

    If we need to have a female on the $20 bill, I think she would be perfect:

    • ZenSouth

      Amelia Earhart would also be a good choice for a female on a paper bill. And the $2 bill is a good choice.

    • Tim

      I went to find her her grave at Crown Hill Memorial Park in Dallas. A family was burying their father. They heard me ask the funeral attendant for a map to find her location. The oldest son came up to me. I thought he was going to berate me for interrupting their family service. Instead he asked if I would wait for a few minutes till their service was done. The family wanted to follow me to Bonnie`s grave site. They thought it was outstanding their father was going to spend eternity near the one and only Bonnie Parker…

  • Truth

    Nope. Doesn’t deserve it

  • Born_In_The_Pineywoods

    No Monkey Money for me!

  • poggybill

    “remembered most for her role as a conductor in the “Underground Railroad,”

    There was never an Underground Railroad. Despite exhaustive efforts by the National Park Service, a branch of the Department of Interior, they’ve never connected the dots which suggest an organized tail. It was mostly just unconnected individuals that helped escaped slaves on their on. But this fact never mattered. We must have the Railroad and now we have a “conductor”.

  • Maybe I’m missing something here, but didn’t she work to free people from slavery? Seems like a worthy cause to me. The fact that it didn’t turn out well in the end is irrelevant; at the time, it was the right thing to do. No, I’m not in favor of replacing all the “dead white men” with “people of color” and women, but as far as I know, she was a respectable woman. She actually dedicated herself to the service of her people. How many of us can say the same? Please feel free to enlighten me if I’m wrong.

    • USofAntiWhite

      She wasn’t a President and she is no Ben Franklin. Just another reach pretending Black people are historically relevant. They aren’t.

      • Vito Powers

        I’m surprised that overrated do-dah Frederick Douglas isn’t being hyped as a candidate for the twenty dollar bill. I suppose Tubman is a two-fer, a woman and a Negro.

    • Cuddles

      Put her on the Liberian $ 20 then.

      • Lexonaut

        The Liberian $20 is our $20, I do believe.

      • newscomments70

        I am hearing one great idea after the other. Also, we need to start the “back to Africa” movement up again. Imagine that. Black people can rule themselves again and see their icons on their own currency.

    • Lexonaut

      “Please feel free to enlighten me if I’m wrong.”

      You’re not wrong, but the goal of this plan is not to honor Harriet Tubman. It’s to humiliate white America.

      • Granted. But from the comments here, we would think she was the devil incarnate.

  • InAFreeCountry

    I guess two $10 bills will be preferable to one $20.

  • InAFreeCountry

    I want to be the first to call it the Aunt Jemima $20.

    • newscomments70

      Why not just place Aunt Jemima on the $20 bill? That is a fantastic idea.

  • WR_the_realist

    We all know why they selected Andrew Jackson as the face to be erased, rather than Franklin, Lincoln, Hamilton or even Washington. Andrew Jackson, like almost every American in his day, thought that the United States was for white people.

  • ZenSouth

    They might as well put Weezy from the Jeffesons on the $20 bill.

    • De Doc

      Well we’re movin on up, To the east side. To a deluxe apartment in the sky.

      • Alexandra1973

        I like that part in the intro where George is dancing on the bed and Louise is like, “What the FUDGE?”

  • Keep Honkin, I’m Reloading

    Think I’ll develop one of those self inking, pocket sized stamps with Jackson’s portrait on it.

  • Eagle1212

    Next thing they’ll be putting Obozo’s face on the $1 bill or $5 bill.

    • John Smith

      $3 bill, something he’s as queer as.

  • rentslave

    So what?Civilized people no longer use cash.

    • bubo

      Maybe that’s the plan. Make cash so revolting with black faces that whites and other races refuse to use it thus making more money for the banks with their micro-transaction fees on credit and debit cards.

      • John Smith

        I’d prefer to use rubles or euros if this goes through.

  • USofAntiWhite

    Why don’t we cut the nonsense and just rename The US something like “The Provinces of Washington DC for Colored People” and just stop with the endless attempts at bashing White heritage.

  • southern california female

    i’m white and female and i feel like im being discriminated against. who do i call to complain that my race isnt being fairly represented. REALLY. why does it have to be a person? to keep it in a fair, equal rights for all, put a beautiful majestic american eagle that really represents something worthwhile and not biased.

    • southern california female

      EVERYONE loves an eagle, or most everyone.

      • John Smith

        I’d even take a vulture over a negro. Actually, that seems to be an apt comparison of the two, except that scavengers, like vultures, are biologically useful.

    • USofAntiWhite

      Right? A White male in SoCal, that’s me. Everyday is The Twilight Zone in this once amazing place.

      • southern california female

        dont get me started. it really ticks me off to see the influx of so many rich foreigners that have come here and contributed to the supply and demand effects which affects rates of $2000 mo for a stinking 2 bedroom apt. (my fathers ancestors came over on the mayflower and on my mothers’ side were native american, so i feel like my roots go pretty deep and pretty far back so i feel like i have a right to feel like the way i do on our country’s policy nowadays regarding the inbound crowd. where will it all end? or will it. if i wanted to go live in most other countries, it would not be easy or maybe not possible.

        • USofAntiWhite

          I hope we see the day when the leftists that are responsible for destroying Southern California are hung publicly like Mussolini was on the streets of Milan.

        • newscomments70

          I remember the days when South Orange County was mostly white with a few enclaves of polite Asians and Mexicans. There are so many Persians/Muslims here now, i feel like I’m in Paris or London. Even the Mexicans are complaining about them.

  • Harry

    I think Susan B. Anthony should be on our $20.00 bill!

    • John Smith

      At least she’s white, but she was an abolitionist as well as a suffragist.

      • Harry

        John Smith, since you condemn Susan B. Anthony for being a suffragist, does mean you are against women having the right to vote?

        • John Smith

          I condemn her for being an abolitionist.

          • Harry

            Then what is your opinion on these questions, should slavery have continued to exist to this day? Or do you think that once slavery was abolished completely in 1865 with the passage of the 13th Amendment, should black people have repatriated back to Africa, or colonized in Central America, as Abraham Lincoln would have wanted?

          • John Smith

            Choice #2.

        • I am.

          • Harry

            Why are you against women having the right to vote? Especially, since I do not know if you are a man or a woman.

          • Because women are generally driven by emotion, and are often impervious to facts, logic, and reason when their maternal and feminine instincts are expertly manipulated by shills and professional opinion makers. There are exceptions, but contrary to multikult dogma, exceptions don’t make for good policy.

            I am a woman and have never voted once in my life. Nor will I, as that would be rankest hypocrisy. In our rewritten USSA histories, many prefer to ignore the fact that some of the strongest opponents of women’s suffrage were other women. Perhaps it takes one to know one.

      • Alexandra1973

        What I like about Susan B. Anthony was that she was anti-abortion. Something modern feminists want to keep buried.

  • John Smith

    If this happens, I plan on taking a sharpie to the portrait so I don’t have to see some ugly monkey starring back at me, same as I turn the channel when one comes on TV.

  • Harry

    I have another idea I just though of. Why not have replace Andrew Jackson, with Walt Disney on our $20.00 bills?

  • Lexonaut

    It’s over, folks. It really is. Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill would be like having a mosque at Ground Zero.

  • LostHearts

    Maybe she is unfortunately too obscure but I would love to see Grace Murray Hopper, the inventor of COBOL computer language on the bill. A super intelligent woman who made a real contribution to our society.

  • Earl Turner

    Is there a poll where we can go and submit suggestions? This is a perfect opportunity to stage a 4chan-style raid and make a total mockery of it.

    Suggestions:

    Karima Elkins
    Rachel Jeantel
    Sparkles Lindsey
    Mona Nelson

  • ElComadreja

    She looks like Seal in a dress. Good Lord has this country fallen.

  • Murphcon

    I vote for Maxine Waters for the twenty, and Sheila Jackson Lee on the ten.

    • Katherine McChesney

      I’d prefer Manny, Moe and Jack over those two idiots.

  • southern california female

    DON’T READ THIS… NOW THAT I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION…..since it is MY opinion that a great deal of the backlash has to do with race, i dont want to sound like i’m missing the point, but sadly it has a lot to do with why some or a lot of us don’t like the choice. i don’t know where or how the “voting of tubman as the likely choice” happened. I, didn’t realize there was even a poll like many other people to cast MY vote. to have it make any sense of “majority rules” ethics, congress should put it on the ballots on next years’ pres. election after a mass poll requesting suggestions from the nations CITIZENS including “safe” selections of any APPEALING THINGS TO ALL….that include symbols, the pertinent NUMBER for that bill, a “seal” (like a state seal), a flag, a scenery, or even an animal that has pertinence and evokes pride like our symbol of a majestic eagle. since our government feels like at times “has gone to the dogs” which, since i love dogs, and think some dogs are smarter and are more useful than some politicians i’ve seen, a purebred OR a mixed race, er scuse me.. mixed breed, search and rescue, etc. kind of dog would make more sense and make me proud as a potential choice among many other “nonperson” choices. i am not racist, i have friends of color, but i RESENT having minorities using “the race card” constantly in my face and CRAMMED DOWN MY THROAT blaming my white ethnicity for all their injustices that i personally had nothing to do with. i also don’t believe in declaring holidays honoring people and closing down the day, screwing my day up because of closures. those are the things that could TURN me racist if it continues to be an agitant. simply, if i don’t care for the new bill, i will ask for 2 tens and/or start using plastic more often. i could go on with what i think is based on my personal logic. but i wont. i have to get back to my work so i can struggle to make ends meet. have a nice day

  • HJ11

    Erasing Whites continues.

  • crockadoodle6

    At least choose a primate that achieved something. What was the name of the first Chimp in space?

  • crockadoodle6

    If things keep heading in the current direction we will be back to bartering and trading in gold and silver. Won’t matter if they put the Magic Johnson’s image on the paper. It will be as worthless as 1935 German Marks.

  • Alexandra1973

    I’m okay with putting Obummer on the $3 bill.

  • All of this may be moot soon, because serious people in serious positions are talking about eliminating cash and coin. So, go ahead, put Marilyn Mosby on the $20 and Morris Dees on the $3, just before they get rid of cash.

  • Deep North

    Soon enough our currency will look like this; just put Obama on it:http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3e/Zimbabwe_$100_trillion_2009_Obverse.jpg

  • Shadrach

    More attempts at making whites ashamed of their own history.