Oh my, the mint has decided to be inclusive looking on some gold coins that most people won’t ever see. Well, I guess it’s the thought that counts, but that thought has brought out all the conservative anger. Messing with Lady Liberty, oh noes! Lady Liberty is not black, she’s white! I confess to never having seen the statue in person, but she’s always looked rather green to me.
The U.S. Mint is unveiling a commemorative $100 gold coin that depicts Liberty as a black woman — and conservatives are predictably freaking out.
The 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin, which will be released April 6, shows the year of the mint’s founding, 1792, and the woman’s head in profile, reported the Associated Press.
The mint said the coins were intended to reflect “the cultural and ethnic diversity of the United States,” and others in a series of 24-karat gold coins will feature designs representing Asian-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Indian-Americans.
Not only were unthinking cons upset about it, but it was an excuse for them to spew bigotry.
DeplorableTony Armas @Tarmas55
@AP The discrimination of white people by the @obama administration continues
The discrimination of white people? I don’t think that means what you think it means. Nope.
Chad Groves @ChadGroves10
@AP doubt lady liberty talks at top volume in movie theatres
Been a long time since I’ve been in a movie theatre, but I’d rather put up with a person of colour who is a talker, than a short tempered white person who decides to open fire with a gun. Aren’t stereotypes fun?
WALLTOWN NEWS @DennisKeithRic2
@AP I’m surprised that it’s not a MUSLIM.
How do you know if the person on the coin isn’t a Muslim person? We haven’t reached the point where belief shows up in fluorescent ink on our skin, y’know.
David S Handler @davidradiowntp
@AP this administration doing everything to change history,including changing Lady Liberty from what the French sent us. Pathetic racism!
You mean the mint has made duplicate Lady of Liberty statues to reflect diversity, and will be switching them out at intervals? Wow!
@AP i wouldnt pay a dime for it. This proves that the Obama’s are racist.
The grammar, painful it is. No, no, this doesn’t prove racism on the part of Barak and Michele Obama. It does heavily point to racism on your part, though.
William Moore @williamfytylga
@AP take a close look at the Statue of Liberty. Obviously lady liberty is a white European. This is ridiculous!
There have been a great many observations made about the Statue of Liberty over the years. This is a remarkably stupid one. Obviously Lady Liberty is a green French woman.
Via Raw Story.