If you had asked me which person’s face was on which US currency note, I would have been stumped. The only thing I was sure of was that it was some white guy from the distant past. Like most people, I am more concerned about the number that denotes the value rather than the ornamentation. But some people are sure upset about the decision to replace Andrew Jackson with abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the front of the $20 bill, seeing it as yet another sign of that dreaded ‘political correctness’ that is ruining America.
One can only imagine the mass hysteria and riots that would have broken out if the US had behaved like the UK and put Charles Darwin’s image on their currency though he will be replaced by Jane Austen likely in 2017.
On her show Full Frontal, Samantha Bee looks at what some of the critics are saying.