growing up in an allwhite town can truly skew your outlook on race.
for example, take ferguson jenkins, who used to pitch for the chicago cubs.
when i was a teenger in the late 1960s, i read an article about him in a magazine about sports. nothing was out of the ordinary until --
i saw a picture of him wearing a hockey uniform.
i was taken aback -- almost shocked. blacks don't play hockey, i thought. they play football and basketball and baseball -- but not hockey.
i found out later that jenkins was born and raised in ontario, canada.
when i was a gradeschool boy, i thought that blacks lived only in segregated sections of cities. one of them lived outside those sections because he was a millionaire.
he was sammy davis, jr.