[Marxism] Larry Doby
michael at ecst.csuchico.edu
Thu Aug 9 19:28:17 MDT 2007
Growing up, I followed the Cleveland Indians. They had an outfielder, Larry Doby.
I did not like him. I don't recall why. Something was not right with him.
In retrospect, I know that I picked up a distaste for him because of his race. I
did not have a problem with his race, but people around me -- I was very young --
spoke ill of him. I don't think that anybody ever mentioned race -- just that there
was something off key about the way he played. I just absorbed this mood.
I am sure if he had been white, I would have absorbed a very positive feeling about
A few years later, when Satchel Paige came up, he was very exciting.
California State University
Chico, CA 95929
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