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Put Tubman on the $20 bill | READER COMMENTARY

An image obtained by the New York Times shows a conceptual design, produced by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in 2016, of a new $20 note featuring Harriet Tubman. President Joe Biden's Treasury Department is studying ways to speed up the process of adding Tubman's portrait to the front of the $20 bill after the Trump administration allowed the Obama-era initiative to lapse, Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, said on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (Handout/The New York Times).
An image obtained by the New York Times shows a conceptual design, produced by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in 2016, of a new $20 note featuring Harriet Tubman. President Joe Biden's Treasury Department is studying ways to speed up the process of adding Tubman's portrait to the front of the $20 bill after the Trump administration allowed the Obama-era initiative to lapse, Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, said on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (Handout/The New York Times). (via The New York Times)

America protested President Donald Trump’s arrogant pushback of the Harriet Tubman $20 bill. I strongly support President Joe Biden’s forward move to correct Mr. Trump’s transgression and finally place Harriet Tubman on the $20. Black Lives Matter.

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The extremely crystal-clear racism, classism and sexism of the Trump administration to push back the highly awaited release of the $20 bill featuring America’s Black Moses was unacceptable. Ms. Tubman and the Underground Railroad literally brought countless masses of Black enslaved men, women and children to freedom against all odds.

I absolutely refuse to idly sit by and simply be silent about this racist, classist and sexist slap in the face by the former Trump administration.

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Thank God that the Biden administration is also not sitting idly by. The Biden administration is moving forward to correct this act of gross injustice against life and legacy of Harriet Tubman and her positive and progressive influence throughout the landscape of America.

Rev. Arthur L. Mackey Jr., Roosevelt, New York

The writer is senior pastor at Mount Sinai Baptist Church Cathedral.

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