Obama Consigliere Valerie Jarrett (who is black enough that Roseanne Barr lost her job for insulting her, but white enough that Barr didn't know she was black) is saying that the failure to put slave-rescuer Harriet Tubman on the currency, to replace a white President is an insult to African-Americans.
Ben Shapiro thinks putting Tubman on the currency is an awesome idea.
Not sure it's an "insult" per se if this doesn't happen, but putting Tubman on the $20 is an awesome idea and should definitely be pursued https://t.co/pkyhpA7IP7— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 17, 2019
For why, see:
The last one explains Ben Shapiro, of course.
Most of what you were probably taught in school about Tubman is a myth. Some of it was abolitionist propaganda of the time, but the modern Tubmania, was according to historian James McPherson, writing in the New York Review Of Books, a product of the far Left.
For decades after her death in 1913 at the probable age of ninety (her exact birth date is unknown), Tubman languished in obscurity. The only African-Americans who enjoyed historical fame in those years were George Washington Carver and Booker T. Washington. In the 1930s the labor activist Earl Conrad (Earl Cohen) decided to write a biography of Tubman.
The Moses Of Her People, March 11, 2004, parentheses in NYRB original
Milton Sennett’s 2007 book Harriet Tubman: Myth, Memory, and History, says that while mainstream publishers “ignored Harriet Tubman, interest in her was being cultivated by left-wing organizations, specifically ones connected with the radical labor movement.”
The “radical labor movement” and “labor activist Earl Conrad” both mean “Communist”, by the way. The Russian-controlled Communist Party of the USA was active in “civil rights” in the old days, for reasons of its own. That’s where the modern Tubman boom started.
As for where the Ben Shapiro boom started, I couldn't say, but see James Kirkpatrick's That Shapiro Meltdown: What It Says About Him—And Conservatism, Inc. for more.