They Continue to Disparage Harriet Tubman, but There’s a Remedy for That

Twitter screenshot via @JoshMalina
Twitter screenshot via @JoshMalina

Not enough can be said about the queen Harriet Tubman. She is our black Moses. Freedom fighter. Union spy. Brilliant strategist. Abolitionist. God-fearing woman. Conductor of the Underground Railroad. Gangsta in the way that gangsta should be: warring against those who seek to oppress.

So of course, Donald Trump and his ball-less, soulless Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin want nothing to do with her.


The Washington Post reports that Mnuchin said on Thursday that he “would not commit to carrying out the Obama administration’s plan to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill,” replacing Andrew Jackson, which sounds like “no” without saying “no” from the lips of a passive-aggressive troglodyte letting the base know he’s not down for all this political correctness.

Mnuchin offered up some b.s. about how he was looking to redesign the currency in a way that prevents counterfeiting, and that the Tubman photo is “not something I’m focused on at the moment.”

Coincidentally, Jackson is the president Donald Trump most admires. He has a portrait of him on the wall in the Oval Office and likens himself to this “populist” president. Trump, too, said that replacing Jackson, nicknamed “Indian Killer,” with Tubman is “political correctness” run amok.

Then there was this dick Stephen Hartgen, a small-time legislator representing Twin Falls, Idaho, who recently posted on Facebook that Tubman’s influence was “minimal,” while Jackson was a “war hero.”

Happily, Hartgen—who has a Ph.D. in ... wait for it ... history—was dragged on his own page by commenters who took him to school with pointed comments like, “So said the white man.”


We guess it’s all a matter of perspective—the unenlightened white man’s perspective.

But I’m here to tell ya there’s something else. We can all show Trump, Mnuchin and Hartgen how we feel about their wet dreams of the good ol’ days.


Take a Sharpie and mark every single $20 bill you can with “Harriet Tubman.”



Read more at the Washington Post.

Ms. Bronner Helm is the Senior Editorial Director at Colorlines. Mouthy Black Girl. Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Fellow. Shea Butter Feminist. Virgo Sun, Aries Moon.


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Hold up... wait a minute.

Muh-fucka has a gotdamn doctorate degree in HISTORY?!?!?

Someone needs to request a tuition refund. Ijs.