Olivia, where did we go wrong with you?
Earlier this week, we told you that a group called WomenOn20s proposed that the face on the $20 bill be changed to a woman. After conducting two rounds of voting, it was concluded that America’s No. 1 choice for the new $20 bill is Harriet Tubman.
After hearing the news, many were in favor of Tubman appearing on the bill, but y’all homegirl Raven-Symone was not. During a recent episode of “The View,” where the former child star has been appearing as a guest host, she explained why she doesn’t believe that Tubman is a good fit for the new bill. According to the actress, placing Tubman on the bill wouldn’t help America to move forward. She went on to say that she believes Rosa Parks would’ve been a more suitable fit.
No offense to everyone that’s going to be mad at me for saying this, I don’t like that idea. I think we need to move a little bit forward. Let me just preface that I understand the history, I get it trust me, I was taught, I was in that culture. … I would’ve chosen Rosa Parks. I would have chosen someone that is closer to the progression that we’re doing now. I know you have to understand history so you don’t repeat it, but that doesn’t happen in our world because we still repeat history of hating other cultures over and over again. I would choose a different woman, no offense.
Of course, everyone is entitled to their opinions, but her comments are a bit troubling.