In a big move from the U.S. Treasury Department, Obama has begun to remove our ‘racist’ Founding Fathers from our currency.
The removal of white males from U.S. currency is underway with the announcement from Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Wednesday that Alexander Hamilton will be replaced on the $10 bill with a woman, NBC News reported.
The announcement is the first sign of success in an ongoing effort to remove from U.S. currency what many on the left see as rich, white slave owners — also known as our Founding Fathers.
(Hamilton, born in the West Indies of Scottish heritage, was a noted abolitionist who did not own slaves, according to Britannica.)
“Our democracy is a work in progress,” Lew told reporters, according to NBC News. “This decision of putting a woman in the $10 bill reflects our aspirations for the future as much as a reflection of the past.”
Social media users weren’t buying it, though. One argued Hamilton’s biggest sin in the current political climate was being “a little too white for this administration.”
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Here are some of the reactions via Twitter:
hey, let's take the founder of the nation's financial system off of our money – some dumbass.
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) June 17, 2015
@davidharsanyi Treasury made this move with no public input because it's no longer crucial for ruling class to pretend to care what we think
— ryuge (@0ryuge) June 17, 2015
@davidharsanyi He's clearly a White Devil.
— Birachel (@mcg0958) June 18, 2015
There's literally no more apt figure to be on American money than Alexander Hamilton.
— Amy Lutz (@amylutz4) June 17, 2015
@amylutz4 I guess Alexander Hamilton was a little too white for this administration. George Washington better watch his back.
— ProLifeIN (@idideat4414505) June 18, 2015