“The status of an ethnic group is determined by its men, not its women,” Brown said during a conversation with Umar Johnson. “And putting a Black woman on there before a Black man is insulting to the Black race because you’re saying the men ain’t worth a damn [if] you put a woman up there first.”
The $20 Harriett Tubman bill was announced in April 2016, an Obama administration initiative, but Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin confirmed in June that the redesign was postponed until at least 2026, and the bill itself will not roll out until 2028.
Listen to Brown and Johnson’s heated debate about the issue via the YouTube player above.
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Judge Joe Brown: “Putting a Black Woman on a $20 Bill Before a Black Man is Insulting to the Black Race” https://t.co/AmBqo9rgW1
— JudgeJoeBrown (@JudgeJoeBrownTV) November 16, 2019
The redesign was scheduled to be unveiled in 2020 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. During the 2016 presidential race, Trump called the redesign “pure political correctness” and suggested Tubman be added to the $2 bill.
Until the redesign is released, $20 bills with former President Andrew Jackson’s face will continue to circulate.
“Andrew Jackson had a great history, and I think it’s very rough when you take somebody off the bill,” Trump added.
Brown noted that “self-hating” feminists are pushing for the redesign with a woman on it, and added that he doesn’t “give a goddamn about feminists.”
“They can go straight to hell. And I know they hate themselves ’cause they got two X chromosomes instead of an XY. They are fraudulent, self-hating and they’re sick,” He continued.
Brown also took aim at the “Harriet” biopic starring Nigerian actress Cynthia Erivo.
“This movie is to soften the public up to the idea of taking a Black woman who freed slaves by leading them to freedom and getting her or another one like her on a $20 bill,” the former TV judge said. “They can’t get a White woman, so they want a Black woman. They don’t care, they just want a woman, and it downs masculinity.”
Brown further explained his position in a tweet on Saturday, writing, “I respect Black Women immensely, I’m prepared to die for them. However, our race has been kept in line by the suppression of its men.”