You’d think updating currency to replace mega-haired genocide practitioner Andrew Jackson with slave liberator Harriet Tubman would be uncontroversial, but as Samantha Bee discovers, there’s a storm of controversy brewing in America!
Perhaps Americans would embrace Tubman as the symbol of that most treasured of values – freedom if they knew more about her. If only there were a place where one could go, a place available to all, where a seeker could freely and easily learn of this great woman. If only one could enter a name and push ‘search’ this might be a teachable moment in America.
Some would compromise by placing Tubman on a lesser bill – say, your utility bill. In the hinterlands, a lay genius has a solution so easy, it’s amazing we didn’t think of it. He suggests the Treasury create another entirely different denomination for the black woman! We’ve been in need of six and twelve dollar bills, after all.
“Now that would be really something!” says Sam quoting the testament to American education.
Sam tells us exactly why that idea would be really something, and how – in spirit, it’s already been done.