Andrew Jackson to come off $20 bill!

Breaking news from the Obama Administration:  Apparently they plan to take the Andrew Jackson off the $20 bill and replace him with a woman.  This was much discussed a year ago, although the primary target was the much less-used $10 bill with Alexander Hamilton.  There was a poll at the time, in which Wilma Mankiller, chief of the Cherokee Nation, finished as a finalist even though she was a write-in candidate.

offensive-20As I wrote then, because Jackson was one of the leading proponents for ethnic cleansing (called “Indian Removal”), Native Americans have called for his removal from the $20 bill for decades.  I put this #1 on my list of twelve things more offensive than the Washington Redsk*ns.

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