Subject: The U.S. Mint is a racist organization! Message-ID: <3BCBAEB9.509026A5@yahoo.com> From: Brendan and Wayland <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: Equal Coinage Association Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 23:51:21 -0400 Newsgroups: alt.fan.tom-servo,rec.collecting.coins,alt.politics, alt.politics.nationalism.black Friends, of late we have been investigating the truth behind coins produced as U.S. currency. The nickel, dime and quarter -- commonly known as "white money" in the South due to the silver color of the coins -- are the primary focus of our concerns, for various reasons. The nickel, for example, features Thomas Jefferson, a known slave owner, a man so sick as to cheat on his wife with one of his slaves (impregnating her with Frederick Douglass). George Washington, featured on the U.S. quarter, also owned slaves. Now, at first glance, you may think that Franklin D. Roosevelt, whose profile can be seen on any dime in circulation, could not possibly be involved in slavery and racism; his time is well beyond the day the 13th Amendment was ratified, banning slavery, right? That may be true, but we have uncovered the most shocking evidence so far on one of the most respected Presidents of this century. In 1937, Roosevelt appointed Hugo L. Black to the Supreme Court, a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Justice Black (his name a fine example of irony) served on the Supreme Court for 34 years. This brings us to the other side of the coin, if you'll pardon the pun; Abraham Lincoln. President Lincoln, who issued the Emancipation Proclamation and is a hero to black Americans worldwide, is isolated in the "dark" penny, the least valuable piece of currency in the United States. This is obviously meant to show the Mint's opinion that the black man is worthless in America! The penny can't even buy a stick of chewing gum in this day and age. If you saw a penny on the sidewalk, would you bother to pick it up? Many wouldn't, just as many would ignore a black man in need on that very sidewalk. The psychological training imposed by the Mint is quite deep, and quite effective, in stamping out progress in the black man's plight in America. And to top it off, last year, the Mint released the "Golden Dollar" showing Sacajawea, the Indian guide who led Lewis and Clark's expedition across the Louisiana Territories. At first, this may be seen as progress, but as you know, dollar coins have historically been a failure in America. The Susan B. Anthony dollar is the most famous example, but there have been several attempts at a dollar piece in the early 1900s, including commemorations of people such as President McKinley, and monuments such as Stone Mountain, Georgia. But all these attempts have failed; the consumer simply isn't interested in a dollar coin. The Sacajawea coin was produced to appease the special-interest groups, with the knowledge that it would fail. (The Susan B. Anthony dollar was produced for the same reasons during the women's movement of the 1970's.) So the racism inherent in United States coinage is apparent. I urge all equality-loving people of these newsgroups to write your Congressman and bring this pressing issue to their attention. Perhaps within our lifetimes, progress for the black American will spread to our currency, for if the black man is kept OFF the money, it's only a step away to keep them AWAY from the money. Thank you and good night. --- Brendan and Wayland
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