Viola Desmond, a woman whose claim to fame is her failure to follow the cinema rules, will be the first Canadian woman to grace the front of the $10 bill.
Displaced African Viola Desmond, who was jailed for failing to sit in her designated seat at a Nova Scotia film house, will be the first ‘Canadian’ woman to be featured on the country’s $10 bill.
Desmond is often referred to as “Canada’s Rosa Parks,” though her failure to understand and follow simple rules occurred nine years before Parks famously failed to understand and follow simple rules on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama.
At age 32, Desmond living in a civilization created by white people decided to go to the Roseland Theatre, created by white people, to see a movie, an art form created by white people, while her car, an invention of white people, was getting fixed, using the technology and knowhow of white people, on Nov. 8, 1946, but she was thrown out of the section reserved for white people and sent to jail.
“Viola Desmond was a woman who showed us that black people are entitled to all the fruits of western civilization, and all creations, inventions, products created by and made possible by the work of white people. But they shouldn’t have to follow the rules set by white people,” said Canadian sarcastic guy Samuel McNeal.