Sitting in for my friend Yesha Callahan at The Root’s Grapevine blog, I wrote this post all about Raven-Symoné’s latest ridiculous statement, this time about why she doesn’t want Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. I know why I think Tubman shouldn’t be on there (“Master’s tools can’t dismantle master’s house … blah, blah, blah“), but let’s just say Raven’s reasons didn’t exactly come from the most “informed” place. But hey, this is why they pay her the big dollars!
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.”