On Tuesday morning, the country rejoiced when it was announced that Harriet Tubman, Underground railroad conductor and all-around badass, was going to replace Andrew Jackson, a slave-owning racist who engineered and oversaw a genocide, on the $20 bill and become both the first woman and the first African American on United States currency.
Sounds great right?….well, not exactly.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Treasury Department announced that Jackson wasn’t being removed from the bill, just being moved from the front to the back.
meaning Harriet, the woman responsible for freeing over 300 slaves, will actually be sharing the bill with former slave owner Andrew Jackson.
one step forward, two steps back.
This fucking country.