Raven Symone Says Harriet Tubman Shouldn’t Be On $20 Bill
Raven Symone has gone from lovable character from ‘The Cosby Show’ to chatty patty bird who needs a stadium of seats. The actress recently shared her thoughts on replacing Andrew Jackson with Underground hero Harriet Tubman.
Via The Root:
Broken clock: Right once a day? Or wrong 99 percent of the time? Either way, since The View keeps giving Raven-Symoné a platform we have no choice but to talk about whatever comes out of her mouth.
Here’s the latest bon mot out of the mouth of wayward “baes,” is about putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. Raven would apparently prefer a more “progressive” figure, like Rosa Parks since Tubman is a different type of hero from a different type of America (that Raven would rather not talk about … and that thing she would like to not talk about is slavery. Shhh. Slavery be controversial, y’all!)
Said That’s So Raven: “No offense to everyone that’s going to be mad at me for saying this, I don’t like that idea. I think we need to move a little bit forward. Let me just preface that I understand the history, I get it trust me, I was taught, I was in that culture. … I would’ve chosen Rosa Parks.”
Well. Those were words. And some of them made sense! I’m not quite sure what “I was taught, I was in the culture” means. Maybe that was a plea to her haters who accuse her of being slow on the uptake? Maybe she’s a secret social justice warrior who hits up #blacklivesmatter under an assumed Twitter handle, shooting out Audre Lorde quotes (“The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house” #RealTalk #RavenThoughtsMatter”) on the weekends?
“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. I would choose a different woman, no offense.”
Harriet Tubman was essentially a superhero who helped hundreds of slaves find their way to freedom, abolitionist wonder-woman and a leading founder of Black Feminism.
When will Raven go back to one of those continents in Africa that she’s always talking about??