chapter  14
THE ECONOMIST
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When Danny Villanueva became the first Latino to play in the National Football League (back in the mid-1960s, before his business acumen made him rich), players traveled in segregated buses. “Sometimes,” he remembers, “I’d head for the white bus and the black guys would be hollering out the window, ‘Hey, Taco! Taco, come ride with us!’ And I’d ride with them. It got to be a joke. We’d head for the buses and I’d just stand there deciding which one to ride. The coach would say, “Okay! You guys on this bus, you guys on that bus; Villanueva, you take a cab.”