Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Racism in Cuba

Not everybody is equal in Cuba, racism still exists. Some say even more so than before. The Miami Herald has an article on the subject where a staff journalist without journalist credentials interviewed blacks in Cuba as part of a series of blacks in Latin America.

Pretty good read. If you prefer Spanish, then go here.

This always makes me think. I remember my parents and grandparents discussing race in Cuba pre 1959, but I don't remember them ever discussing segregation in Cuba, or Cuban blacks not being able to vote. Both my parents had black classmates and friends. Sure, families may not have approved of their company, and race was a strong factor in marriage, but I don't remember ever hearing from them the stories I've heard from blacks here in the states.

If anyone around can shed more light on the subject I'd appreciate the comments.

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