Right now 20 dollar bills come with the image of Andrew Jackon. A US president – and as so many of them – a slaveholder.
Harriet Tubman was a slave who made her way to freedom. Later she became an important figure in the so called Underground Railground – a clandestine network that helped slaves escape to freedom.
This is a nice symbolic gesture for sure.
But it also just that. It’s symbolical. And it’s really easy.
It will take far more political action to undo the disastrous consequences of centuries of institutionalized racism in the US.
Biden who is set to approve this change is himself responsible for the mass incarceration of black Americans.
A fact that is so overlooked by the mainstream media that almost nobody knows about it.
From the media you will now only hear good things about Saint Biden.
For a lot of folks window dressing matters way more than any fundamental change.