Standing up for black Cubans

My friend Jorge Ponce spoke for many of us 3 years ago when he criticized the Congressional Black Caucus "Love Trip" to sit down with a couple of dictators in Cuba: "It is surprising that the CBC delegation chose to ignore the racist policies of the Castro regime, and, yet, there were plenty racial inequalities to see in Cuba.  For example, although the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies at the University of Miami said that 68% of the Cuban population is black, 90 percent of the current prison population in Cuba is black, while the ruling Communist Party is only 9 percent black.  When the Cuban Government developed its tourist industry in the early 1990's, whites were given preferential treatment.  The Cuban authorities let its foreign partners from such countries as Spain to control its hiring decisions, and many opted for whites.  Academics say that black Cubans are failing to earn university degrees in proportion to their representation in...(Read Full Post)