Chicago Defender

On Wednesday’s episode of Raven-Symone Gets Paid To Be The Token Black Person Who Says Crazy Shit, (also known as her hosting gig on The View) the actress-formerly-known-as-a-sane-person was back up to her old tricks.

In response to the lovely news that a group is petitioning to have Harriet Tubman’s face on the $20 bill, Symone said, “No offense to everyone who’s going to be mad at me for saying this, [but] I don’t like that idea.”

She said:

[quote_box_center]I think we need to move a little bit more forward … I understand, let me just preference that I understand the history, I get it, trust me , I was taught, I’m in that culture …

… Me personally, I would have chosen Rosa Parks. I would have chosen someone that is closer to the progression that we’re doing now. And I know you have to understand history so that you don’t repeat it, but that doesn’t really happen in our world, because we still repeat history of hating other cultures over and over again. So I would choose a different one, no offense.[/quote_box_center]

No offense? Move forward?

Ok, Rave, babe, let’s chat for a minute. I loved you in That’s So Raven. So I’m just going to temporarily curb my eye-rolling at basically every comment you’ve made for the last year or so and try to give you the benefit of the doubt for three minutes.

Fine if you prefer Rosa Parks! She was an incredible figure in history. You are completely entitled to your own opinion. I don’t discount any of the other women’s remarkable achievements and contributions to society. read more