Canada Is Putting The Woman Who Fought Segregation On Its $10 Bill

Submitted by: fancylad 1 year ago in News & Politics
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While the rest of the world is spinning its wheels and in many countries, seemingly moving backwards in regards to humanity, Canada is showing us how it's done.

Canada's Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced yesterday that Viola Desmond (both seen in the photo above) will be on the the front of the new $10 bill in 2018.

For those of you now in the know, Desmond was referred to as the Canadian Rosa Parks. In 1946, she thought "screw this shit" and sat in the whites-only section of a movie theater in Nova Scotia.

A black woman often described as Canada’s Rosa Parks for her 1946 decision to sit in a whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theater will be the first Canadian woman to be celebrated on the face of a Canadian banknote. Nine years before Parks made her move to the front of the bus.

Good for you, Canada -- you seem to be headed in the right direction.

There are 12 comments:
Male 1,020
Not to be a spoilsport, but Viola died at the age of 50 in 1965.  The woman in the image above is her younger sister, not Viola.  The selection process required that the woman to be depicted on the $10 bill must have been deceased for at least 25 years.
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Male 41,539
Nice catch Punko! It's funny how easy it is to get simple facts wrong, eh? By innocent mistake in this case.
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Male 5,186
But...but Canada is really the best compared to the rest of the world.
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Male 1,378
Please enlighten me...
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Male 13
Canada is fast becoming a virtue signalling hell hole. Never been there - probably never will.
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Male 1,832
Tell us, Adrian, with your vast knowledge of Canada, what makes it a hell hole?
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Male 3,772
"Chill out, Canada -- you're making the rest of the world look bad." its not like its hard.
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Female 4,644
meanwhile, black college students "demand" segregation....
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Male 41,539
Yup. All-Black schools? Ok! All-female schools? Ok! Up next: All-Muslim schools. >>> This would be fine except they expect the taxpayers to foot the bill for THEIR segregated schools, while trying very hard to stop privately funded schools (usually Christian based) of various sorts from even existing. THAT is the problem here...
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Male 810
I was going to preface this with "you do realize...", but that would be presumptuous.... let's start and hopefully end this fallacy with which schools are the "All-Black schools"...
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Male 15
There is a misconception. She only sat in the white section by accident. Because she was high.... ROSA PARKS GIRLS
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