Stephen Colbert on the Money: Harriet Tubman Will Grace $20 Bills; Now, How About That Wage Gap?
Stephen Colbert capitalized on the news that underground railroad heroine Harriet Tubman will grace our future $20 bills in a “Late Show” riff Wednesday night, paying Tubman her due while hastening “renowned … Native American stabber” Andrew Jackson’s departure from that same piece of currency. “It’s gonna get a little awkward in your wallet when she runs into Washington and Jefferson,” he joked.
While he was at it, Colbert also worked in a dismayingly relevant wage-gap zinger, pointing out how women in the workplace are still seeing fewer dollars represented in their paychecks than their male counterparts, whether in the form of Tubman-themed twenties or otherwise, .
Watch the clip below (“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” via YouTube):
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