Hey, so there are these folks who want to replace the image of Andrew Jackson on the twenty dollar bill with a cool woman from American history! I think this is great for a number of reasons, not least of which is the extreme douchebaggery that Jackson got up to with the indigenous people of this land. But even if he wasn't extraordinarily
problematic as an symbolic national leader, it's about damned time that we broke up the white sausage-fest that is our national paper currency.
All of the women on the short list are amazing in their own ways, but I can't help thinking what a great opportunity this could be to get some recognition for one of the many courageous black women who have been so fundamentally important to the advancement of social justice in the U.S.
You can go to the Web site and vote for your choice. Whomever you pick, please help get this movement going!http://www.womenon20s.org/