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I see that even the project to put women on a piece of U.S. $20 bill is getting some flack. I agree, in part, with some of the concerns. Like a commercial symbol may not be the best place for a platform for these issues, but it’s what we have at the moment. And some of the criticism has to do with throwing some crumbs instead of addressing the real problem. Well, that’s a very good point. And I ask, are the critics proposing something I can get behind?
I believe that the reaction is of long standing, and since we live within a racist bubble, i suspect that the first step is to be aware of what’s going on and look for things we can do. I agree that a piece of currency isn’t my choice of a platform, but oh, look at what attention it has aroused in people. The most important thing is to see this as an opportunity and keep the conversation going.
I couldn’t have predicted how the $20 bill would go viral.
I agree about keeping the conversation going.