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Antiracism in Cuba
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Antiracism in Cuba: The Unfinished Revolution

Devyn Spence Benson

Abstract

Analyzing the ideology and rhetoric around race on the island and in south Florida during the early years of the Cuban revolution, Devyn Spence Benson argues that ideas, stereotypes, and discriminatory practices relating to racial difference persisted despite major state efforts to generate social equality. Drawing on Cuban and U.S. archival materials and face-to-face interviews, Benson examines 1960s government programs and campaigns against discrimination, showing how such programs frequently negated their efforts by reproducing racist images and idioms in revolutionary propaganda, cartoons, ... More

Keywords: Cuban revolution, race, racial discrimination, Afro-Cubans, Black Cubans, African Americans, Fidel Castro, Cuban exiles, Antiracism, Racism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781469626727
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626727.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Devyn Spence Benson, author