By Carma Henry

Harriet-Tubman

Harriet Tubman’s face on the new $20 bill is priceless

Harriet Tubman was the first woman to lead U.S. troops in wartime.

(Library of Congress)

By Walter Rhett, NNPA News Wire Contributor

President Obama said in his recent remarks that Harriet Tubman would likely greet the news she was on the $20 bill with little fanfare. In fact she might question how that would buy freedom. Still, while the change “on the money” is significant, it has already become a political football for the presumed Republican frontrunner.

When Donald Trump calls Harriet Tubman’s selection as the face on the $20 bill “politically correct,” it is just another flag-wrapped slur. Let’s face it: his record shows he befriends Blacks, but he cannot accept Black achievement on merit. Nor can he accept a shift of power and image that results in a historic African-American replacing the legacy of a tarnished figure of the past or present. If you can’t keep them down, keep them out. Many in the country agree with him.

It’s one reason why today’s slurs come flag-wrapped. Affirmative action/politically correct/grievance politics are labels of blame that imply bias trumps merit. Its underlying principle appears in curious places. Found in the decision of Supreme Court …read more

Source:: The Westside Gazette