Raven-Symoné on Putting Harriet Tubman on the $20: 'I Don't Like That'

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One of the best things about having Raven-Symoné guest-host on The View is that gives her a daily, national platform on which to share her many insightful opinions. Her latest: Union spy and legendary abolitionist Harriet Tubman should not be on the $20 bill.

Debating her fellow co-gremlins (sorry, I meant CO-HOSTS; don’t know why that always happens) on which woman should replace Andrew Jackson on the $20, Raven laid out her objections to Harriet Tubman, the current frontrunner:

“No offense to everyone who’s going to be mad at me for saying this: I don’t like that idea. I don’t like it. I think we need to move a little bit forward… Let me just preface [by saying], I understand the history. I get it, trust me. I was taught, I’m in that culture. But there’s also Wilma Mankiller, there’s also Rosa Parks, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Harriet Tubman… Me personally, I would’ve chosen Rosa Parks. I would have chosen someone that is closer to the progression that we’re doing now. I know you have to understand history so you don’t repeat it, but that doesn’t happen in our world, because we still repeat history of hating other cultures over and over again. So I would choose a different one, no offense.”

That’s SO Raven!

[US Weekly]

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