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Afro-Cuban Activists Fight Racism Between Two Fires

Afro-Cuban Activists Fight Racism Between Two Fires They’re caught between a government that denies the existence of racism and fellow black Cubans who lack racial consciousness. By Sujatha FernandesTwitterTODAY 8:00 AM A “home for sale” sign in Santiago de Cuba. Far fewer Afro-Cubans get remittances from family overseas, and residents of eastern Cuba, more heavily […] 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

Pasacalle antihomofóbico en Holguín divide a comunidad LGBTI

Pasacalle antihomofóbico en Holguín divide a comunidad LGBTI Pocos asistieron al desfile, en comparación con años anteriores martes, mayo 17, 2016 | Fernando Donate Ochoa HOLGUÍN, Cuba.- Un reducido número de miembros de la comunidad LGBTI en Holguín realizó en la noche de este lunes el tradicional pasacalle contra la homofobia. “Es el cuarto que […] Continue reading

Along With President Obama, the 21st Century Visited Cuba

LOG IN SETTINGS WHITE HOUSE LETTER Along With President Obama, the 21st Century Visited Cuba REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK With Obama Visit to Cuba, Old Battle Lines Fade REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK Obama Family Spring Break: Making History and Doing the Tango Jian Ghomeshi, Former Canadian Radio Host, Acquitted of Sexual Assault To Beat the Rush, Americans Rush to […] Continue reading

Cuba Says It Has Solved Racism. Obama Isn’t So Sure.

Cuba Says It Has Solved Racism. Obama Isn’t So Sure. By DAMIEN CAVEMARCH 23, 2016 HAVANA — President Obama spoke of his Kenyan heritage. He talked about how both the United States and Cuba were built on the backs of slaves from Africa. He mentioned that not very long ago, his parents’ marriage would have […] Continue reading

Cuban Americans are divided on immigration policy

Cuban Americans are divided on immigration policy Cindy Carcamo To her family, Ada Caso is known as la comunista — the communist. And in a Cuban American family, that’s as bad as it gets. Though the label is mostly tongue-in-cheek, her liberal political bent makes her an outlier in her mostly conservative family. “I’ve always […] Continue reading

Discrimination Against the Poor, an Injustice in Present-day Cuba

Discrimination Against the Poor, an Injustice in Present-day Cuba / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on January 13, 2016 Juan Juan Almeida, 11 January 2016 — Racial and gender designations were fundamental in the dynamics of international politics, basically dominated by white men; but, fortunately, and like the rough action of a Russian-made Aurika washing machine, […] Continue reading

El racismo

El racismo NICOLÁS PÉREZ En ocasiones ocurren cosas, incluso aparentemente insignificantes, que pueden aclarar y cambiar nuestros criterios. En una ocasión estaba en mi celda 84 del cuarto piso de la Circular Uno que compartía con Manino Gómez y Eraise Martínez pensando en las musarañas, y de pronto, veo que Eraise tira un libro que […] Continue reading

A Fraying Promise – Exploring Race And Inequality In Havana

A Fraying Promise: Exploring Race And Inequality In Havana MARCH 26, 2015 4:02 PM ET ROBERT SIEGEL EYDER PERALTA Miguel Coyula points at an open door in the middle of Old Havana. The mahogany door looks worn, but still handsome. The concrete facade has lost most of its paint, and time has ripped parts of […] Continue reading

Cortina de humo contra el racismo

Cortina de humo contra el racismo La llamada revolución no hizo todo lo que debía y mucho menos todo lo que pudo por transformar esencialmente el vil legado del esclavismo. La prueba (si no existieran tantas otras) está está en la misma convocatoria de la Primera Jornada Cubana Contra la Discriminación Racial viernes, diciembre 26, […] Continue reading

Activistas cubanos llaman a discutir públicamente la discriminación racial

Activistas cubanos llaman a discutir públicamente la discriminación racial NORA GAMEZ TORRES NGAMEZTORRES@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM 11/15/2014 6:22 PM 11/15/2014 9:18 PM Este sábado comenzó en Cuba la primera “Jornada contra la discriminación racial”, convocada por la Articulación Regional Afrodescendiente para las Américas y el Caribe (ARAAC) y auspiciada por el Ministerio de Cultura (MINCULT). El lema “Hablar […] Continue reading

Convocan a jornada contra la discriminación racial en Cuba

Convocan a jornada contra la discriminación racial en Cuba DIARIO DE CUBA 11/06/2014 11:33 PM 11/06/2014 11:33 PM Intelectuales oficialistas y el Ministerio de Cultura (MINCULT) han convocado una jornada contra la discriminación racial que se realizará del 15 de noviembre al 5 de diciembre y busca “facilitar el diálogo cultural a favor de los […] Continue reading

Intelectuales oficialistas y el Ministerio de Cultura convocan una jornada ‘contra la discriminación racial’

Intelectuales oficialistas y el Ministerio de Cultura convocan una jornada ‘contra la discriminación racial’ DDC | La Habana | 6 Nov 2014 – 3:32 pm. Intelectuales oficialistas y el Ministerio de Cultura (MINCULT) han convocado una jornada contra la discriminación racial que se realizará del 15 de noviembre al 5 de diciembre y busca “facilitar […] Continue reading

Market-style reforms widen racial divide in Cuba

Market-style reforms widen racial divide in Cuba Tue Sep 2, 2014 5:00am EDT (Reuters) – Cuba’s experiment with free-market reforms has unintentionally widened the communist-led island’s racial divide and allowed white Cubans to regain some of the economic advantages built up over centuries. Under President Raul Castro, who took over from his brother Fidel Castro […] Continue reading

Cuba – The Experiences of Someone My Color

Cuba: The Experiences of Someone My Color August 5, 2014 Jorge Milanes Despaigne HAVANA TIMES — When I was a teenager, I used to hear people repeat that there was no racism in Cuba. At school, teachers would insist we all had the rights, duties and opportunities. This is what I believed when I studied […] Continue reading

Neither Blacks Nor Whites, Just Cubans

Neither Blacks Nor Whites, Just Cubans / Fernando Damaso Posted on April 18, 2014 Neither black nor white, Cuba is mixed, some of the country’s investigators and intellectuals have asserted for some time now. The declaration seems to respond to an eminently political intention: incorporation into the current Latin American mixed ethnicity, so fashionable among […] Continue reading

Neither Blacks Nor Whites, Cubans

Neither Blacks Nor Whites, Cubans / Fernando Damaso Posted on April 16, 2014 Neither black nor white, Cuba is mixed, some of the country’s investigators and intellectuals have asserted for some time now. The declaration seems to respond to an eminently political intention: incorporation into the current Latin American mixed ethnicity, so fashionable among our […] Continue reading

El derecho a existir

El derecho a existir* MIÉRCOLES, 24 DE JULIO DE 2013 00:49 ESCRITO POR MANUEL AGUIRRE LAVARRERE (MACKANDAL) Cuba actualidad, Guanajay, Artemisa, (PD) Si en algo siempre he dudado del régimen cubano es en su transparencia y en su verdadera intención de proporcionarle al pueblo un verdadero estado de derecho. Decepcionante fue para muchos que seguimos […] Continue reading

Revolutionary Racism in Cuba

Revolutionary Racism in Cuba
June 21, 2011

This analysis was prepared by COHA Research Associate Naomi Glassman

Revolutionary Racism: Afro?Cubans in an Era of Economic Change

's regime enacted anti-discrimination legislation and
redistributive reforms benefiting Afro-Cubans
Afro-Cubans are… Continue reading