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Racial politics in Post-Revolutionary Cuba

Resumen: Using interviews, as well as survey and archival research, this book analyzes race relations under the Castro regime and places the Cuban revolution in a comparative and international framework. In doing so, Sawyer challenges other scholarly arguments either that the regime has eliminated racial inequality or that it has been profoundly racist. By providing a balanced view of race relations, this book shows how static racial ideology has remained since the revolution and how Cuba has not become a racial democracy, but has done more than any other society to eliminate racial inequality. In fact, the current implementation of market reforms, especially tourism, has exacerbated these inequalities. Despite these shortcomings, the regime remains popular among blacks because they perceive their alternatives of the United States and the Miami exile community to be far worse.

Año: 2005

Como citar: Sawyer, M. (2005).