The nation’s largest Black-owned bank, OneUnited Bank debuted a limited addition Visa card bearing Harriet Tubman’s likeness in celebration of Black History Month 2020, but unfortunately for the OneUnited people are not liking their idea.
According to UnitedOne
“We have the power to place Harriet Tubman on a global payment device in celebration of Black History Month, [and] in tribute to the many others who freed enslaved people,” “This symbol of Black empowerment in 2020 will pave the way for the Harriet Tubman design on the $20 bill.”
But according to Twitter people were upset with the Wakanda like pose that the company had Harriet Tubman rockin.
So Harriet was taking folks to Wakanda? https://t.co/Vl3Ec6iGoC
— Kobe stan (@BrandonBG_) February 13, 2020
The banks response to the backlash was to them to take to Twitter with this:
“Harriet Tubman is the ultimate symbol of love — love that causes you to sacrifice everything, including your own life,” the bank wrote in a Twitter post. “The gesture is the sign language symbol for love. It is so important that we love ourselves.”
Harriet Tubman is the ultimate symbol of love – love that causes you to sacrifice everything, including your own life. The gesture is the sign language symbol for love. It’s so important that we love ourselves.
— OneUnited Bank (@oneunited) February 13, 2020
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