United States Currency Is Racist

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    WASHINGTON D.C., USA -- A complaint brought about on Saturday by a collaboration of minority rights groups claimed United States currency does not reflect the true diversity of the American people.

    The joint statement issued by this collaborative group effort demanded seeing currency printed with “prominent historical figures from the African-American, Asian-American, or Hispanic-American community.” A definitive time frame was not included in the statement but did say it would like to see the changes “in the near future.”

    “If you read through United States history you will realize it was not only white men who contributed to the making and shaping of this country. Why can't there be one African-American featured in our currency?” said a prominent African-American spokesman associated with the effort.

    The joint statement is expected to generate controversy similar to the Sacagawea coin, which many consider a monument to political correctness.

    The United States Department of Treasury, in charge of producing all currency and coinage, was not available to comment on the complaint.

    After announcement of the complaint, many internet message boards were already aflame discussing the issue. A fierce opponent of the complaint posted “The minority pressure groups will most likely be successful in their pursuit – remember political correctness rules the day” while one advocate replied, “PC or not, we are no longer a White America but Multicultural, Multiethnic, and Multiracial America. This complaint is long overdue.”

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    Oh, please make it stop.
     
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    when there's a black/hispanic/hmong/somali/muslim president who's made a difference in the country, then we'll talk about it. so far, i have yet to see one to actually run for prez., and to be nominated as a candidate.

    only a select few presidents are even on currency. Ben Franklin wasn't a president, but he was in government, though i am not sure how he came to be on currency (something to look up later), the $100 bill no less. He did though, make many advances in science that we use today.
     
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    Would Mayor Nagin's likeness on a $2K debit card suffice?
     
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    Sorry guys, but I have to agree on this one. They should put a black person on the currency. My first two nominees would be Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington.

    European (pre-euro) and other countries have put cultural figures on their currency and it's interesting.

    For a woman, how about Amelia Earhart? She represents the American spirit of adventure and fearlessness.

    What's wrong with shaking things up a bit? Our money is boring.
     
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    Fuck that, nuc. What black figure played a pivotal role in the founding of this country? Hell the only figure on dollar bills that isnt 1 of the founders is Abe Lincoln.

    Until there is a Black figure that was pivotal in shaping the future of this country, then i believe the Bills should remain the way they are. The closest so far that ive seen has been Martin Luther King. However he falls short because his movement has been completely forgotten by today's blacks.
     
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    There's no rule that says currency has to feature founders of countries. If you look at currency from around the world it features art, artists, musicians, soldiers, sportsmen, buildings, animals all kinds of people and things.

    In my opinion one of the greatest things America has given the world, and one of the things that generates goodwill for us is the music. No doubt the greatest contribution black have made are in the fields of sport and music. What's wrong with honoring that? You're right about blacks forgetting MLK, but they also don't know anything of their own cultural history. Why not remind them of it with the $$$$$?

    Loosen your tie!
     
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    I want to leave it like it is simply because certain people with warped agendas want it changed.
     
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    and we all know how well those were greeted. as a person who worked in a gas station i hated those coins.

    and by the way, what loser came up with this complaint? like there isnt enough bullshit in the world happening right now that we have time to worry about or money system being PC? fuck PC, its killing us. we spend more in doing research and making bullshit lawsuites. stop with the stupid shit already!
     
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    Thats it right there. If some people with enough lobbying money like George Sauros had their way, we might end up with Hugo Chavez or Joseph Stalin on our money for their heroic efforts in trying to show the American people that the true way of Communism is the right path.

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