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Cuba: Another Take on Racism

Talking about racism here is like opening Pandora’s box. Antonio Morales (45 years old), economist at a budget office, believes that in Cuba there are many racist displays, like in any other country, some of which are covered up in subtlety while others are completely stark. Levels of culture and education influence this, just like they do in everything.

Antonio Morales: There are derogatory remarks that are a clear sign: “it had to be a black person” or “then they say that white people…”. The latter phrase has been articulated quite consciously, whereas the first is more genetically spontaneous. It’s like when a black man walks by a white woman and she unconsciously touches her purse or necklace around her neck.

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