I drew the black bean

Now that’s a phrase you seldom hear anymore. Only native Texans ever said it, as a whimsical explanation for having to do something unpleasant, because only the natives knew what it meant. And only because Texas history was a large part of their public school education.

The public schools are pretty homogenized nowadays, wherever you go, utterly preoccupied with political correctness. Mr. B. was confused for months in second grade thinking Sojourner Truth had freed the slaves. I didn’t even hear her name until I was in college. Will he learn about the black bean draw? I doubt it. Makes Mexican history look bad. Can’t have that now. Can we?

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