Afro-Cuban Racism

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Comparing the race problems with those in the United States, that the government uses as a tool to have Afro-Cubans feel that their situation is not as bad as their brothers in America, effectively lessens the feelings of racism in Cuba (131-132). Finally, Sawyer concludes that the advances made in racial relation post-Revolution has been compromised by all the conditions that I have documented previously, and I agree wholeheartedly with his assessments (131).
Analyzing the relationship with White Cubans and Cuban Americans with Blacks after the Cuban Revolution, Sawyer lays out some interesting facts. Outlined in Chapter Seven which talks about the racial politics in Miami, by giving details of the race riot that broke out in the black community
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Disparate levels of income and housing expose the racism that Blacks in Miami live in, further shows the racist actions of the white Cuban-American leadership creates, in line with right-wing ideology and implementation (163). Cuban-Americans who are white, deny and neglect the discrimination that confronts Afro-Cuban emigrants and highlight the success stories of White emigrants and take a harsh stand against any Blacks especially leaders who support Fidel Castro, and the Cuban Revolution…show more content…
Elimination of segregation, national free health care, the breaking up of private clubs, educational facilities, and other organizations are great improvements. Literacy, involvement in all areas of government, acknowledgement of Afro-Cuban culture, and interjecting Blacks within the national identification of Cuba were additional positive results of the Revolution. Reaching out to Black nationalists from America, although all of the experiences did not end up amicably, was a positive influence on the Black Nationalist movement worldwide, with the assistance to freedom fighters in Africa, and being an asylum for political prisoners from America. I agree with Sawyer’s analysis of the impact of the Cuban Revolution, given all of the evidence there has been advancements and improvements for the Afro-Cuban, but there are still problems that need to be addressed and
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