We’re not sure who thought we needed this, but here we are. OneUnited Bank released their new Visa Debit card in honor of Harriet Tubman and this just ain’t it. More inside…
In honor of Black History Month, OneUnited Bank – the nation’s largest Black-owned and FDIC insured bank – decided to release a new Visa Debit card to celebrate. The chose a painting of famed abolitionist Harriet Tubman to go on the new limited-edition Visa Debit cards, but it’s not an image of how we’ve seen her over the years. They had someone paint an image of our fearless leader throwing up the “Wakanda Forever” sign. Y’all!
Our limited-edition Harriet Tubman Visa Debit Card is a symbol of Black empowerment. Don’t miss out! #GetTheCard today! #HarrietTubman #BlackHistoryMonth #BankBlackhttps://t.co/LWbOmRjNcy pic.twitter.com/okLTuJskXC
— OneUnited Bank (@oneunited) February 13, 2020
“Our limited-edition Harriet Tubman Visa Debit Card is a symbol of Black empowerment. Don’t miss out! #GetTheCard today! #HarrietTubman #BlackHistoryMonth #BankBlack,” the bank tweeted.
We’re ALL for representation, but this just isn’t…right. Twitter agrees:
Do you guys even consider having black people in on these brainstorming sessions?????? pic.twitter.com/ygGKtqnmNl
— Vinc from Camden (@VinnDiggs92) February 13, 2020
— THE KID MERO (@THEKIDMERO) February 13, 2020
Why she flashing a gang sign though. She ain’t no drug dealer or pimp. https://t.co/GAUoNxlHdc
— BasuraPro (@Garbage_Senpai) February 14, 2020
Let me guess. A white marketing executive from Beverly Hills came up with the idea of a Harriet Tubman Visa Debit Card doing the Wakanda Forever salute.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) February 13, 2020
a…black owned bank made this? pic.twitter.com/CMecQPFU3q
— Jean Ghey (@jermesz) February 13, 2020
Harriet didn’t die for this.
— Yesha (@YeshaCallahan) February 13, 2020
This Twitter user offered up a better option:
Instead of Harriet Tubman doing the Wakanda Salute how about an image of reaching out to give a helping hand?
Any thoughts? pic.twitter.com/9m0yZFLUMy
— cameron grant (@icamerongrant) February 14, 2020
Def would cop this debit card above.
So yeah, OneUnited Bank – this card is a no for us dog.
In other news….
Bronze statues of Harriet Tubman & Frederick Douglass unveiled in Historic House Chamber of MD State House. #Annapolis @FOXBaltimore pic.twitter.com/ugwCjaxPrb
— John Rydell (@JohnRydell1) February 11, 2020
Maryland unveiled two new bronze statues of abolitionists Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglas – both born on Maryland’s Eastern Shore – during a ceremony in the Maryland State House. According to ABC News, the life-sized statues were dedicated during a special joint session of the Maryland General Assembly in the Old House Chamber, the room where slavery was abolished in the state in 1864.
Check it below:
Tonight, in front of a packed joint session of congress, @GovLarryHogan helped unveil newly installed life-size bronze statues of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman in the old State House chamber, where Maryland adopted a new constitution banning slavery in November 1864. pic.twitter.com/wK8x5y09oc
— Van Applegate (@vbagate) February 11, 2020
Happy Black History Month!
Photo: One United Bank’s Twitter