And it begins.
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.”
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