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U.S. Mint Unveils New Coin With a Black Lady Liberty and People Are Losing Their Minds

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The Changing Face of Liberty

No matter how hard we try, why does it always feel like Americans have such a hard time dealing with change?

From the biggest social and economic issues to the smallest of details in our large country, change rarely comes easy, especially when it (seems to) only benefit specific groups, at least at surface level.

It isn’t always easy to look ahead with forethought while being able to see the larger picture, as many of us need to focus on the here and now in order to support ourselves and often our families. And while anybody could be the impetus of a large, life-changing movement or event, we often don’t act on our convictions or dreams due to fear of failure or the basic reality that we can’t just drop everything because we feel like it.

Many of the biggest figureheads of the American experiment today gave their lives for the fight for freedom and liberty, a fight which is never-ending, no matter how safe our secure our democracy may seem to be. But as the American population and our understanding of liberty continue to change, shouldn’t we reflect this growth in some emblematic way?

The U.S. Mint and Treasury just unveiled a new coin featuring a black Lady Liberty, and the backlash is startling, albeit completely unsurprising.

changing face of liberty

Source: Wikipedia/ US Mint

How do you feel about the new coin?