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    Never belonging – Random reflections on my last visit to Cuba

    Never belonging: Random reflections on my last visit to Cuba OPINIONMIGUEL DE LA TORRE | MARCH 28, 2017 Returning to the land which witnessed my birth is always a gut-wrenching experience. Separation from my island has now been five times longer than Odysseus’ was from his. But unlike Odysseus, who was returning to a place […] Continue reading

    Legacy and End Point

    Legacy and End Point / Somos+, Pedro Acosta Somos+, Pedro Acosta, 6 December 2016 — After your departure the Cuban people should be eternally grateful for: The fall of the dictatorship. Fulfilling your political promises, especially the respect for the 1940 Constitution, the quick holding of free elections, and not placing yourself permanently in power. […] Continue reading

    As the future closes in, there’s still time to travel to authentic Cuba

    As the future closes in, there’s still time to travel to authentic Cuba THE WASHINGTON POST PUBLISHED: August 5, 2016 at 2:16 pm | UPDATED: August 5, 2016 at 2:19 By Moriah Balingit The Washington Post For many travelers, the goal is to physically move – to be flung through airspace and to cross borders […] Continue reading

    Where Hip Hop Fits in Cuba’s Anti-Racist Curriculum

    Where Hip Hop Fits in Cuba’s Anti-Racist Curriculum The country’s education leaders confront deep-seated discrimination in the classroom through rap. Alexandre Meneghini / Reuters I was sitting with the Afrocentric rapstress Magia López Cabrera in her modest Havana walk-up in June when Cuba’s prominent black-history scholar Tomás Fernández Robaina showed up for a café con […] Continue reading

    In Cuba, as an uncertain future inches closer, it’s still a step back in time

    In Cuba, as an uncertain future inches closer, it’s still a step back in time By Moriah Balingit July 28 at 4:30 PM For many travelers, the goal is to physically move — to be flung through airspace and to cross borders — but to remain in spaces that are comfortably familiar. They would prefer […] Continue reading

    The Persistence of Racism in Cuba

    The Persistence of Racism in Cuba May 21, 2016 By Alberto N Jones HAVANA TIMES — The 1994 rafter crisis, changed the face of the Cuban emigration and the strategy of the United States government to puncture and weaken the Cuban government, when the predominantly white emigrants suddenly became black and brown. Surprised, the mass […] Continue reading

    Gangs in Havana, Crime Gains Ground

    Gangs in Havana, Crime Gains Ground / Cubanet, Ernesto Perez Chang Posted on August 23, 2015 The landscape could become very similar to those found in Central American countries where the issue is out of control Cubanet.org, Ernesto Perez Chang, Havana 20 August 2015 – Hector arrived in Havana at the end of 2005. He […] Continue reading

    North Korea, Cuba and Iran Criticize Canada’s Lack of Human Rights at UN

    North Korea, Cuba and Iran Criticize Canada’s Lack of Human Rights at UN April 27, 2013 By Daniel Greenfield The moral authority of the United Nations and its supporters and defenders has as much value as the moral authority of the North Korean, Chinese, Cuban, Russian, Saudi and other totalitarian regimes that actually dominate it. […] Continue reading

    Racist or What?

    Racist or What? November 14, 2012 Rosa Martinez HAVANA TIMES — When I was a child, I wouldn't have accepted anyone telling me that there was racism in Cuba. In school, it was instilled in us that in our country there was no prostitution, poverty, drug addiction or racism. Unfortunately, I experienced the years of […] Continue reading

    Not All in Cuba Are Proud of Being Black / Iván García

    Not All in Cuba Are Proud of Being Black / Iván García Iván García, Translator: mlk A drunk, off duty, enforcement agent, white, justified the racist Cuban police archetype that turns a black or mestizo into a presumed delinquent with an old refrain learned from his mother: "Not all blacks are thieves, but all thieves […] Continue reading

    Being Black in Cuba / Iván García

    Being Black in Cuba / Iván García Iván García, Translator: Unstated A white-skinned off-duty law enforcement officer, having a drink, justifies the Cuban police force's racist archetype that turns a black or mixed-raced person into a presumed criminal with the old refrain he learned from his mother, "All blacks are not thieves but all thieves […] Continue reading

    Cuban blacks and mulattos the main victims of Raul Castro’s reforms

    Thursday, May 12th 2011 – 06:28 UTC Cuban blacks and mulattos the main victims of Raul Castro's reforms Cuban blacks and mulattos will suffer the most with the elimination of a million government jobs, which could easily become a racial problem, consequence of the radical reforms imposed, and 'must be addressed as a priority', points […] Continue reading

    Black economist says Cuba needs affirmative action

    Posted on Thursday, 05.12.11 Black economist says Cuba needs affirmative actionHe says economic reforms proposed by Raul Castro will hurt blacks more than whitesBy Juan O. Tamayojtamayo@elnuevoherald.com Black Cubans, already with the worst jobs and lowest salaries, will need "affirmative action" as the government tries to slash its inflated payrolls, a black Havana economist and […] Continue reading

    Artists put Cuba’s painful history of suppression on display with new exhibit

    Artists put Cuba's painful history of suppression on display with new exhibit Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art will show pieces from 19 influential Cuban artistsRyan Imondi | Scene ReporterPublished: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 Last week, while the majority of campus was on break, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art unveiled "Diaspora, Identity, and Race: Cuba […] Continue reading

    Artists address the chronic racism in Cuba

    Artists address the chronic racism in CubaBy Kurt Shaw, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEWSunday, December 12, 2010 Racism always has been a hotbed issue in this country. It's also an important issue all over the world, especially in Cuba, where people of African descent have experienced significant barriers in regard to employment. An exhibit on display at the […] Continue reading

    Race in Cuba: The Eternal ‘Black Problem’

    Race in Cuba: The Eternal 'Black Problem'By: Leonardo PaduraPosted: July 27, 2010 at 6:20 AM When it comes to race, Cuba is far from the utopia that black intellectuals like to think it is. As part of The Root's series exploring the island's color complex, Cuba's best-known novelist weighs in. After almost five decades of […] Continue reading

    Race in Cuba: The Politics of Power and Hypocrisy

    Race in Cuba: The Politics of Power and HypocrisyBy: Inéz Maria Martiatu TerryPosted: July 28, 2010 at 6:08 AM When it comes to race, Cuba is far from a utopia. As part of The Root's series exploring the island's color complex, one of Cuba's esteemed social scientists writes about the aftermath of an open letter […] Continue reading

    The Liberation of Women: Another Failed Dream of Cuba’s Revolution

    The Liberation of Women: Another Failed Dream of Cuba's Revolution With a very short skirt and a cell phone attached to her hip, Yanisleidy leaves her house in a crowded Havana neighborhood. She's seventeen and has a visa to emigrate to Belgium. She looks around, checking for the cops, because she doesn't want to get […] Continue reading

    RACE AND COLOR IN CONTEMPORARY CUBA

    RACE AND COLOR IN CONTEMPORARY CUBAGayle McGarrity When I first returned to the United States in 1982, after living for a year and a half in Cuba, I was eager to share with my colleagues the extent to which racism and class divisions were still a glaring reality in ´Revolutionary Cuba´. However, no one wanted [...] Continue reading

    The illusion of Cuba’s caudillo

    COMMENT & ANALYSIS:The illusion of Cuba's caudilloBy Christopher Caldwell, Financial TimesPublished: Feb 23, 2008 When Ernest Hemingway survived a plane crash in Uganda in 1954, he wasable to read his own obituaries. A similar diversion may await FidelCastro, the ailing Cuban leader, who has not been seen in public sincemid-2006. This week the state organ, [...] Continue reading

    Cuban rapper: Fight the injustice

    Cuban rapper: Fight the injustice
    POSTED: 9:18 a.m. EDT, April 11, 2007
    Story Highlights
    • Cuban rapper says he's not afraid to speak his mind in his homeland
    • Rapper says he points out injustices and "the people like it"
    • Cuba formed a rap agency in 2002 to exert its influence on the music
    • Rap organizer says state's… Continue reading

    Dondeestán los negros en Cuba?

    ¿Dónde están los negros en Cuba?

    Luis Cino

    LA HABANA (CubaNet).— Dicen que en Cuba no hay racismo. El socialismo lo
    eliminó de un plumazo: otro de los logros de la revolución.

    Ese es un asunto que no se discute. Menos aún entre cubanos blancos. Un
    escobazo ocultó bajo la cama el polvo que había en el piso. Desde la… Continue reading

    Donde estan los negros?

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    ¿Dónde están los negros?

    Luis Cino

    LA HABANA, Cuba – Noviembre (www.cubanet.org) – Dicen que en Cuba no hay racismo. El socialismo lo eliminó de un plumazo. Es un problema resuelto. Otro de los logros de la revolución.

    Ese es un asunto que no se discute. Menos aún entre cubanos blancos. Un escobazo ocultó bajo la cama el polvo… Continue reading

    Blanco y negro: el mito de la igualdad en Cuba

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    Blanco y negro: el mito de la igualdad en Cuba

    Raúl Soroa

    LA HABANA, Cuba – Noviembre (www.cubanet.org) – Uno de los mitos sostenidos por el gobierno totalitario en la isla es el de la igualdad racial y política de la población negra y mestiza, mito que no resiste el más mínimo análisis.

    En el momento de las supuestas… Continue reading