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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

Interview with Dimas Castellanos

Interview with Dimas Castellanos Posted on August 11, 2013 Interview with Dimas Castellanos Marti, historian and journalist. From Havana, Felix Sautie Mederos Por Esto! asks: “Unravel the causes of the crisis our society finds itself in (…) The concept of race as a group of hereditary characteristics seems to lack foundation, as a social construction […] Continue reading

Change in Cuba: Less Costly Than Clinging to the Past

Change in Cuba: Less Costly Than Clinging to the Past December 6, 2012 Esteban Morales interviewed by Dmiti Prieto HAVANA TIMES — Esteban Morales is one of Cuba's most outstanding academics. An economist and a specialist on hemispheric policy, he is a grey-haired, tall, bearded black man with an air of being a taita, or […] Continue reading

Raul Castro’s Racist Grandson

Raul Castro's Racist Grandson / Juan Juan Almeida #Cuba Juan Juan Almeida, Translator: Unstated RaulitoI do not mean to criticize children for being children, nor grandchildren for being grandchildren, I will just talk about a sector that just because we haven't heard of them, that doesn't mean they are not full of it. Today I'm […] Continue reading

Notions of Race in Cuba

Notions of Race in Cuba December 1, 2012 Yanelys Nuñez Leyva HAVANA TIMES — Since the middle of September, I've been attending a graduate level course every Thursday on "Notions of Race in Cuba." The dynamics of this course entails a series of presentations delivered by different researchers from various scientific disciplines. Because of this, […] Continue reading

Inequality still haunts Latin America

Posted on Thursday, 06.07.12 'SOCIAL INCLUSION' Inequality still haunts Latin America BY CHRISTOPHER SABATINI csabatini@as-coa.org To talk of Latin America as if it were a meaningful unit has always been forced, if not artificial. But now, as a recently released social inclusion index reveals, the region is becoming even more divided between countries — while […] Continue reading

Breaking the Silence on Racism in Cuba

Breaking the Silence on Racism in Cuba Ivet González interviews documentary-maker GLORIA ROLANDO HAVANA, May 17, 2012 (IPS) – Gloria Rolando has been revealing hidden chapters of Cuban history since the 2010 premiere of the first part of her documentary series "1912: Breaking the Silence," about the virtually unknown story about the only legal political […] Continue reading

’Whitening’ the children: a desire of many Cuban families / Iván García

'Whitening' the children: a desire of many Cuban families / Iván GarcíaIván García, Translator: Unstated Racism in Cuba is far from being left behind. Forget the official ideology of a single nation without races. People do not live in compartments. Whites, blacks and mestizos get on the same bus. Go to the same schools. And […] 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

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

For Cuban youths, revolution means more free expression

For Cuban youths, revolution means more free expressionMany believe Fidel Castro's resignation will allow more space for debate.By Sara Miller Llana | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor from the April 15, 2008 edition Havana – The artist stands outside the National Capitol building, the most visible landmark on Havana's crumbling skyline, puts three […] Continue reading