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An insult to an abolitionist

MANY AMERICANS ARE EXCITED THAT THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION has revived plans to replace Andrew Jackson, the notoriously racist, slave-owning President known for his genocidal policy of Indian removal, with Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. They view this tribute as progress, an overdue disruption of the Founding Fathers narrative. I do not.

I know in a country that worships at the altar of capitalism—an economic

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