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Monthly Archives: March 2010

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

Blacks bear the brunt of Cuba’s brutality

Posted on Sunday, 02.28.10POLITICAL PRISONERSBlacks bear the brunt of Cuba's brutalityBY CARLOS MOOREcarlosmoore2000@gmail.com Orlando Zapata Tamayo — a young, poor, black Cuban worker imprisonedsince 2003 — died after an almost three-months-long hunger strike toprotest racial oppression, the denial of civil and human rights and thebrutality he had endured in prison. He became the first black […] Continue reading