Harriet Tubman Will Be on the $20 Bill — And Racist and Sexist Trolls Reacted as Expected

The U.S. Treasury Department announced a plan Wednesday to replace former President Andrew Jackson with abolitionist Harriet Tubman, a former slave, on the $20 bill. In the 226 years that the Treasury Department has existed, not one woman has ever appeared on U.S. paper currency.

While the change will be a milestone for the country, it didn't take long for the racially charged, inflammatory and sexist comments to surface. 

Despite her accomplishments, many commented on Tubman's physical appearance. 

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Others revealed their deeply held stereotypes against black people in general, citing food stamps and drugs. 

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Some blamed President Barack Obama for the Treasury Department's announcement, even though Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said the decision to replace Jackson was not politically motivated. 

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"I'm proud to announce today that the new $10 bill will be the first bill in more than a century to feature a woman," Lew said in 2015. "Democracy is the theme for the next redesigned series of U.S. notes. Images that capture this theme will be featured on the new $10 bill."

However, racists upset with the decision will have a few years to get over it. A source told CNN the new $20 bill won't appear until 2030.