Canadian $10 dollar bill getting a makeover - social justice version

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  1. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Trudeau and crew and bumping prime ministers off of Canadian bills to make room for Viola Desmond, basically the Canadian Rosa Parks. I am not really sure how I feel about this, on one side, sure racism was terrible, but it seems to me that this serves no real purpose besides highlighting racial tensions that occurred in the past as this lady did not appear to be a life long activist for black civil rights like other figures in the US ie. Martin Luther King, or someone who fought against slavery like Harriet Tubman that was under consideration for the new American $20 dollar bill.

    Really the only highlighted issue during her lifetime was a negative encounter with whites and a trial that occurred afterwards. She moved and lived in New York shortly afterwards, so I am left wondering why she was chosen over other women who dedicated their entire lives to advancing women's places in engineering/athletics/etc.
     
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    Not impressed about it, removing our first Prime Minister. Not cool. Only a matter of time before paper money is gone anyways, more control & tracking of our money by the government.
     
  3. shinji macrumors 65816

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    Copying America's plan to put Harriet Tubman on the $20.
     
  4. Solomani macrumors 68030

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    I been to Canada. Never saw a single black person there. I did see lots of Chinese there, however. Not sure why.
     
  5. Zenithal macrumors 68040

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    Really? I saw plenty of Blacks in Toronto, or as the Canadians there call it, "T Dot."
     
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    Is it this year or next that Lincoln is being replaced in the five dollar bill by Rachel Dolezal?
     
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    As long as they keep the hockey players on them who cares?
     
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    Lincoln should be replaced by Tim Cook on the $5 bill.
    On the other hand, Tim Cook at Apple should be replaced by Lincoln.
     
  9. FrankieTDouglas macrumors 65816

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    Ohhhh.... hmmm. Awkward. Who's going to let this person know that Canada took hockey off their $5 note?
     
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    I wonder if every time something changes, people will complain that it's because of social justice or political correctness. Times change, things change.....
     
  11. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    Though given the current person on the $20 bill was a piece of ****...
     
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    Why do you think Hollywood elites always say they're going to Canada if _insert_republican_ wins?
     
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    Not true, Sir John A is being moved to a higher denomination.
    From the BoC
    I think the proportions might be different, but really it don't matter much in "the Six". :p
     
  14. CaptMurdock macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, now, be serious.

    Elvis for the $5.
    Jimi Hendrix on the $10.
     
  15. MartyCan macrumors 65816

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    A lot of "flippant" replies to what was a reasonable post by the OP.
     
  16. zioxide macrumors 603

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    Whaaaaat?

    I guess it's been a while since I've been to Canada.
     
  17. FrankieTDouglas macrumors 65816

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    The paper 5s had hockey on them, but once they switched to the plastic notes, they took hockey off. Or at least, I have yet to see one of the new 5s with hockey on the back now.
     
  18. Zenithal macrumors 68040

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    The last time I was in Canada was after 9/11, I think. I don't remember the money, but I know the foreign influence so to speak wasn't common.
     
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    Well that's good to hear.
     
  20. MartyCan macrumors 65816

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    The $5 bill has the Canadarm from the ISS on the back now.
     
  21. DrewDaHilp1 macrumors 6502a

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    Hendrix earned the $100 with his Star Spangler Banner.
     
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    bobby should be on the 5
     
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    Orr
     

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