To the People Saying Harriet Tubman is ‘Too Ugly’ to Appear on the $20 Bill: Have Several Seats
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Yesterday, the Black community was gifted a slight miracle: We were told that heroine Harriet Tubman would be replacing President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.

But unsurprisingly, while we were celebrating, the trolls were trolling. HARD.

So let me get this straight: For the first time in history, we will have not only a woman, but a Black woman on US currency, and you’re going to disregard her heroic efforts and focus on her looks? No one has been complaining about the powdered wig-clad White men on our current bills, so why now?

People’s reactions do nothing but exemplify the racists and misogonysts in our society. A woman can literally lead hundreds of slaves to freedom, and she’s still judged based on the way that she looks.

So to everyone who is saying that Harriet Tubman is “too ugly” to grace the face of the $20, Imma need you to have several seats. Please.

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