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    Re: Should we put black civil rights and historical figures on our currency? Read fir

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Should we put black civil rights and historical figures on our currency? Fredrick Douglas, Nat Turner, Harriet Tubman, Martian Luther King Jr and so on.

    Before anyone says we only put presidents on our currency, Here are some examples-

    Ben Franklin $100 and a .50 coin
    Alexander Hamilton $10
    Susan B Anthony $1
    Sacagawea $1
    Chief Onepapa: $5 silver certificate
    Daniel Webster: $10 United States note
    Lews & Clark: $10 United States Note
    VP Thomas Hendricks: $10 Silver Certificate
    Michael Hillegas, 1st US Treasurer: $10 Gold Certificate
    Former Treasury Secretary Hugh McCulloch: $20 National Bank Note
    Former Comptroller of the currency John J. Knox, $50 National Bank Note
    Thomas Hart Benton, $100 Gold Certificate
    Former Chief Justice John Marshall, $500 Federal Reserve Note
    Various 1st ladies on $10 dollar gold coins
    Booker T. Washinton .50 cent commemorative coin



    I say yes. Their contributions to this country are just as important as the other people we put on our currency.PLus if we can put state symbols, animals and other things on our currency surely we can put black civil rights and other historical figures on our currency.
    Wasn't Booker T. black? Anyway, I said maybe. Blacks should be on 14% of our currency but I cannot decide if that is currency total in circulation or just 14% of the types of currency available. I will have to think on it awhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Please link to the exact sentence in which jamesrage says "black civil rights leaders and ONLY black civil rights leaders." You do realize that arguing for one thing does not preclude supporting other things?
    You're really gonna carry on with this mishegoss?

    You do realize that my question was why he wasn't arguing for the entirety of historical and civil rights icons instead of just a specific, the black one right? You did pick up on that? No, I don't think you did otherwise you wouldn't be wasting my time on this BS.

    So, while I never said that he was against others I did ask why wasn't he promoting all instead of one. He didn't put forth an agenda for all he only put forth one for a specific group, the black race. Further I asked why we weren't identifying these people all people by what they did rather than the color of their skin, did you read that part too or did you miss it in your attempt to mischaracterize my position and set up some Aunt Sally BS?
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    Re: Should we put black civil rights and historical figures on our currency? Read fir

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    Wasn't Booker T. black?
    Yes,But he was on a commemorative coin that most people are not even aware exists.His portrait shares that coin with George Washinton Carver.
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    Re: Should we put black civil rights and historical figures on our currency? Read fir

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    You're really gonna carry on with this mishegoss?

    You do realize that my question was why he wasn't arguing for the entirety of historical and civil rights icons instead of just a specific, the black one right? You did pick up on that? No, I don't think you did otherwise you wouldn't be wasting my time on this BS.

    So, while I never said that he was against others I did ask why wasn't he promoting all instead of one. He didn't put forth an agenda for all he only put forth one for a specific group, the black race. Further I asked why we weren't identifying these people all people by what they did rather than the color of their skin, did you read that part too or did you miss it in your attempt to mischaracterize my position and set up some Aunt Sally BS?
    Your initial response was "No," with no explanation. Just a reminder.

    Again, arguing for, say, MLK is not an argument against, say, Cesar Chavez. Also, we ARE identifying them by what they did. It's not like anyone's arguing to put Lil' Wayne on the 20.
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    Re: Should we put black civil rights and historical figures on our currency? Read fir

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Your initial response was "No," with no explanation. Just a reminder.

    Again, arguing for, say, MLK is not an argument against, say, Cesar Chavez. Also, we ARE identifying them by what they did. It's not like anyone's arguing to put Lil' Wayne on the 20.
    I'm not nor have I ever said a no for MLK is a yes for Chavez or vice versa. I elaborated at your prompting why my no was my no. I'll point to the thread title again and accentuate the word "black". That isn't identifying them by race?

    As I said, I'd gladly have a myriad of Americans on the currency of any and all races -- I don't carry cash, couldn't tell you the last time I did. But even if I walked around with a gangster roll in my pocket I don't care who has their likeness on there. I'm just not supportive of some patronizing, token, symbolic gesture of appeasement or acknowledgement and I certainly am not supportive of doing so when race is so prominently represented as a praxis or pretense -- as if doing this will some how as if by magic bring a new dawn over American race relations.
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    Re: Should we put black civil rights and historical figures on our currency? Read fir

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Yes,But he was on a commemorative coin that most people are not even aware exists.His portrait shares that coin with George Washinton Carver.
    Should we put black civil rights and historical figures on our currency? Read first-pg465-jpg
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    Re: Should we put black civil rights and historical figures on our currency? Read fir

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Yes,But he was on a commemorative coin that most people are not even aware exists.His portrait shares that coin with George Washinton Carver.
    Should we put black civil rights and historical figures on our currency? Read first-pg465-jpg
    Just my opinion, but commemorative coins don't count the same as currency intended for everyday use.
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    Re: Should we put black civil rights and historical figures on our currency? Read fir

    I think the faces on on our money should be changed every 5 to 10 years or so. I would like to see MLK on a bill but I would also like to see other people who have contributed greatly, such as scientists.

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    Yes no reason not too, of course it doesnt HAVE to be done but im fine with it if it is.
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    Re: Should we put black civil rights and historical figures on our currency? Read fir

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    Wasn't Booker T. black? Anyway, I said maybe. Blacks should be on 14% of our currency but I cannot decide if that is currency total in circulation or just 14% of the types of currency available. I will have to think on it awhile.
    What about non black civil rights leaders?
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