‘OMG this is real?!’ America’s largest black-owned bank unveils its ‘limited edition Harriet Tubman Visa Debit Card’ and it’s not pretty.
It’s Black History Month. What better way to celebrate than to honor Harriet Tubman? On a debit card. Making an … interesting gesture.
Enough people in the decision-making chain at OneUnited Bank — which touts itself as “America’s largest Black-owned bank” — thought this was a great idea:
Seeing this egregious card you just know there’s a good MassaCard joke here somewhere
Our limited-edition Harriet Tubman Visa Debit Card is a symbol of Black empowerment. Don’t miss out! #GETTHECARD today! #HARRIETTUBMAN #BLACKHISTORYMONTH #BANKBLACK HTTPS://T.CO/LWBOMRJNCY pic.twitter.com/okLTuJskXC
— OneUnited Bank (@oneunited) February 13, 2020
And Twitter Had Some Thoughts…
Yeah this is probably leaving. HTTPS://T.CO/LINFIFGUK0
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) February 14, 2020
What the fuck is this
— Tony X (@soIoucity) February 13, 2020
FAM NOT THE WAKANDA SALUTE TOO pic.twitter.com/jeQOM1YfjO
— THE KID MERO 🇩🇴 (@THEKIDMERO) February 13, 2020
even if the image was more…well wasn’t this image…but a better rendition of Mrs Tubman, my question: any money going back to organizations or missions that she would have supported? You should not exploit this extraordinary hero’s legacy & likeness without giving back. Peace
— hanamabay1967 (@hanamabay1967) February 13, 2020
Do you guys even consider having black people in on these brainstorming sessions?????? pic.twitter.com/ygGKtqnmNl
— Vinc from Camden (@VinnDiggs92) February 13, 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
There’s aren’t enough languages to say “this ain’t it”.
— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) February 13, 2020
— The Exceptional Negro (@ScottLaCoste2) February 13, 2020