I’m excruciatingly White and didn’t have my first sweet potato pie til I moved to St. Louis. Boy was that good! Really not comparable to pumpkin pie. Pumpkin is a squash and potatoes are tubers — totally different food groups. Never seen potato salad at any Thanksgiving and certainly never seen any with raisins. I put yellow onion, celery, mayo, mustard, and SnP in mine. Nothing exotic.