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Racism in Cuba is finally at the forefront of discussion, and there is great resentment. After 53 years of repression, there are more conflicts by race than before Castro brothers’ power grab. The apologists of Castro’s regime are blind to the obvious racial disparities which place most of black Cubans at the lower end of the social ladder.Six-day event in Pittsburgh targets discrimination in Cuba
Fidel Castro declared it nonexistent, but racism is still pervasive in a country known more for its rich culture
By Diana Nelson Jones / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 11, 2013 12:13 am
Manuel Cuesta Morua, Juan Antonio Madrazo Luna, Leonardo Calvo Cardenas, Juan Antonio Alvarado and Rafael Campoamor are scholars and activists who discussed discrimination in Cuba at a lecture at City of Asylum/Pittsburgh, part of events presented by AfricAmericas.
Think Cuba, and images of music, dance, cuisine and the 1959 revolution come to mind. But one of the most pervasive pictures has been hush-hush since Fidel Castro declared racism and all talk of it nonexistent by fiat.