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  • Women on American money - why not these 2 women?

    So, according to this article, the $10 USD is up for a reface, and it looks like most people want...Harriet Tubman...?

    Well, it might not be that shocking. Besides having a woman, people would also want to see an African American on money. So who do they think of? Harriet Tubman. Everyone's heard of her right?

    Well here's my counterproposal, I raise one to having both Annie Malone and Madam C.J. Walker either together on some bill, or sharing space with Hamilton.

    Grant it, I don't know tons about either one, didn't really even know about them until rather recently. Which is sad, never heard about them in school for instance. And believe me I wasn't sleeping in US History class! From what I understand, they were 2 of the first female millionaires--and they were African American.

    I could see them on a bill together, or alongside Hamilton. I just think that Hamilton should always be present given his financial role, not to mention his involvement with the Constitution and I believe aiding Washington.

    Good idea?
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    I think race is irrelevant here. I would prefer to see someone who really made major contributions to America like:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Hopper

    Highly decorated (for a woman of the time)
    Well educated
    Advanced American technology significantly
    First female Admiral in the Navy

    Here's someone who wasn't some sort of "community organizer" to use the current term, like most of the other suggestions have been.

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    • #3
      Hey, as long as it's not Jackson, you're already making an improvement.

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      • #4
        oh no you di'n't...

        Originally posted by Daemon of Decay View Post
        Hey, as long as it's not Jackson, you're already making an improvement.
        Are you speaking of Michael or Janet?
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Super Six 4 View Post
          So, according to this article, the $10 USD is up for a reface, and it looks like most people want...Harriet Tubman...?

          Well, it might not be that shocking. Besides having a woman, people would also want to see an African American on money. So who do they think of? Harriet Tubman. Everyone's heard of her right?

          Well here's my counterproposal, I raise one to having both Annie Malone and Madam C.J. Walker either together on some bill, or sharing space with Hamilton.

          Grant it, I don't know tons about either one, didn't really even know about them until rather recently. Which is sad, never heard about them in school for instance. And believe me I wasn't sleeping in US History class! From what I understand, they were 2 of the first female millionaires--and they were African American.

          I could see them on a bill together, or alongside Hamilton. I just think that Hamilton should always be present given his financial role, not to mention his involvement with the Constitution and I believe aiding Washington.

          Good idea?
          ^Thats interesting.

          Some women have been on past US currency such as some coins and paper money. I do believe that Hamilton should stay on the 10 $ bill, and that the faces on the current bills such as the 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 should stay the same. If someone wants to maybe introduce a 4 $ bill and put up a new face I'd be ok with this.

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          • #6
            Harriet Tubman is a joke of a choice, to much myth surrounding her.

            I say leave them as they are, no need for more "change."
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            • #7
              Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
              I think race is irrelevant here. I would prefer to see someone who really made major contributions to America like:

              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Hopper

              Highly decorated (for a woman of the time)
              Well educated
              Advanced American technology significantly
              First female Admiral in the Navy

              Here's someone who wasn't some sort of "community organizer" to use the current term, like most of the other suggestions have been.
              I'm surprised you didn't point out that Tubman was a criminal. After all, she did remove property from her master (herself) and assist in the theft of other property.

              Clearly campaigning to end slavery doesn't qualify as a 'major contribution'. Just the sort of thing a progressive 'community organizer' would do.

              The leakage of Obama hatred into disdain for anyone who actually tried to improve America really has reached the level of serious mental illness.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
                I think race is irrelevant here. I would prefer to see someone who really made major contributions to America like:

                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Hopper

                Highly decorated (for a woman of the time)
                Well educated
                Advanced American technology significantly
                First female Admiral in the Navy

                Here's someone who wasn't some sort of "community organizer" to use the current term, like most of the other suggestions have been.
                I agree. How about Betsy Ross as a candidate? Better yet...Eleanor Roosevelt.

                Personally, however, I'm not in favor of PC'ing our money. Got any of those female Susan B. Anthony gold dollars still in circulation? Those failed miserably.

                Maybe we can hire the Franklin Mint to handle this - they've turned out millions of dollars of non-legal tender and they're still at it....and it's "growing in value"!
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jose50 View Post
                  Are you speaking of Michael or Janet?
                  I think we should limit ourselves to human beings on our money.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Daemon of Decay View Post
                    I think we should limit ourselves to human beings on our money.
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                    • #11
                      I would think ...

                      ... that Betsy Ross would be a conservative choice, perhaps "strong woman" Dolly Madison would be conservative feminist, and Cait Jenner for the more adventurous liberal!
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Marmat View Post
                        ... that Betsy Ross would be a conservative choice, perhaps "strong woman" Dolly Madison would be conservative feminist, and Cait Jenner for the more adventurous liberal!
                        The problem is that Betsy Ross is even more a product of myth than Tubman could ever be.

                        I'm glad Tubman beat out Rosa Parks in that poll - mostly because, while Rosa Parks is a very interesting person, I think she's too recent a case and not as influential or as big as part of the national consciousness.

                        So I would support Tubman, but I would also be happy to see Sacagawea make the transition to paper money as well.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Marmat View Post
                          ... that Betsy Ross would be a conservative choice, perhaps "strong woman" Dolly Madison would be conservative feminist, and Cait Jenner for the more adventurous liberal!
                          Bite your tongue! It could happen...

                          Of course, it would only be a ten dollar bill on one side...
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Daemon of Decay View Post
                            The problem is that Betsy Ross is even more a product of myth than Tubman could ever be.

                            I'm glad Tubman beat out Rosa Parks in that poll - mostly because, while Rosa Parks is a very interesting person, I think she's too recent a case and not as influential or as big as part of the national consciousness.

                            So I would support Tubman, but I would also be happy to see Sacagawea make the transition to paper money as well.
                            She would be my choice, as well.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by BF69 View Post
                              I'm surprised you didn't point out that Tubman was a criminal. After all, she did remove property from her master (herself) and assist in the theft of other property.
                              Why should I? Most community organizers are little more than con men (women?) and often criminals.

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