So here's the first of those "That's So Raven" articles I promised -- a rather serious analysis of "True Colors", the Black History Month episode. Like I say before posting all of these articles, while this is Scary-Crayon and my primary intent with the site is to entertain you folks, I do hope that occasionally my writings provide some food for thought and/or encourage you to consider things from another perspective. So read, comment, let me know what you think, etc., whether it's general remarks about the show or comments concerning today's deeper subject matter.
By the way, regarding the last such piece on Scary-Crayon, my Wikipedia research alerted me to the apparent fact that George Washington Carver was not the inventor of peanut butter. I find this incredibly interesting, seeing as how I'm almost certain that I was taught this information during one of the Black History Month units in elementary school. Now I'm not suggesting that teachers intentionally misinformed us in order to bolster the accomplishments of so-called "African-Americans", but the apparent thoroughness of the curriculum research (that is, the lack of it) leads me to wonder about the sincerity of these attempts to enlighten students about "black history," especially since I've never heard a compelling reason for studying it (as opposed to addressing these individuals in the context of their respective accomplishments).
Anyway, ponder and enjoy! Next time we'll have lighter fare for you.