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Fight the Good Fight 

During Black History Month, Laura and Urkel hope their fellow students will gain appreciation for other cultures and races with a new class. But all they get is a bunch of threats from a ... See full summary »

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Harriette Winslow (as Jo Marie Payton-France)
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Eddie Winslow (credit only)
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Rachel Crawford (credit only)
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Richie Crawford (as Bryton McClure)
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During Black History Month, Laura and Urkel hope their fellow students will gain appreciation for other cultures and races with a new class. But all they get is a bunch of threats from a few racist classmates. Laura breaks down in tears and feels sorry for herself, but Estelle's story behind her first library card gives her new inspiration. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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22 February 1991 (USA)  »

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The first episode (of only a few) to emphasize that the Winslow family is African-American. See more »

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Carl Otis Winslow: [Laura comes home distraught] Laura, what happened?
Laura Lee Winslow: [in tears] Daddy, everything's a mess!
Harriette Winslow: Laura, did somebody do something to you?
Laura Lee Winslow: No, it's the whole school! The black kids won't talk to the white kids, people are calling each other names, taking sides! And it's all my fault.
Carl Otis Winslow: *Your* fault?
Laura Lee Winslow: If I hadn't started that petition, none of this would've happened. I just wanted to make things better but I ended up making them worse!
Harriette Winslow: Honey, that's not true. None of this is your fault.
Carl Otis Winslow: That's right, that ...
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Fight the Good Fight (#2.20)
6 June 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Laura is trying to bring black history into curriculum and faces resistance by the racism.

I like this episode. It is not the funniest one and pretty simplistic but it is well done on the topic for the kind of TV show that it is.

The greatest problems one can find with this episode is that we don't see how all the race fights in school developed since it seemed at first that most supported the idea. And the way it ended was unrealistic.

At the same time I loved the scene at Laura's locker where she has a racial profanity written on it. Very strong and not sugar coated. And Estelle telling about her library experience brought tears to my eyes (although this is usually not what i want from a comedy show, lol).

I guess the episode makes me sad because so many years later and black history in high schools is still not doing much better.


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