Is It Time To Say Goodbye To Harriet Tubman?
By Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III
Let's face it – the advancement of Blacks is hard for many whites to accept. The idea of Blacks in slavery and working for slave masters will always be the acceptable place in the minds of many white folks.
Those who study history know that Blacks had a very rich history before the institution of slavery. Sadly and shamefully, too many people only speak about slavery and its horrible history and overlook and neglect the mighty Kings and Queens on the African continent.
Because of the progress of Blacks since slavery, there have been attempts to stifle their growth. As we fast-forward to what happened when Barack Obama became President of the United States in 2008, the world seemed to be moving in a positive direction. The direction was quite positive with Harriet Tubman possibly replacing Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.
Well, there's a new president in the oval office and new people within his administration who are attempting to overturn and even undo everything Obama did during his two terms in office.
It looks at though Tubman may not replace Jackson. Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury Secretary is putting Tubman's future in jeopardy.
When Mnuchin was asked about Tubman's future on the $20 bills, he commented on Thursday in an interview on CNBC “People have been on the bills for a long period of time. This is something we’ll consider. Right now, we have a lot more important issues to focus on,” according to a story reported in theGrio.
Just in case you think Tubman has a chance of still being considered, remember who is President. In case you forgot “Donald Trump praised Jackson, the nation’s seventh president, for his “history of tremendous success” and said the decision to replace him with Tubman was “pure political correctness.”
Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III is a speaker, author, and success coach. Contact him at www.sinclairgrey.org firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @drsinclairgrey.org