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By Devyn Spence Benson

ISBN-10: 1469626721

ISBN-13: 9781469626727

examining the ideology and rhetoric round race in Cuba and south Florida in the course of the early years of the Cuban revolution, Devyn Spence Benson argues that rules, stereotypes, and discriminatory practices in relation to racial distinction persevered regardless of significant efforts through the Cuban kingdom to generate social equality. Drawing on Cuban and U.S. archival fabrics and face-to-face interviews, Benson examines Nineteen Sixties executive courses and campaigns opposed to discrimination, displaying how such courses usually negated their efforts by way of reproducing racist pictures and idioms in progressive propaganda, cartoons, and college fabrics.

Building on nineteenth-century discourses that imagined Cuba as a raceless area, innovative leaders embraced a slender definition of blackness, usually seeming to indicate that Afro-Cubans needed to discard their blackness to affix the revolution. This was once and is still a fake dichotomy for lots of Cubans of colour, Benson demonstrates. whereas a few Afro-Cubans agreed with the revolution's sentiments approximately racial transcendence--"not blacks, now not whites, basically Cubans--others chanced on how one can use nation rhetoric to call for extra reforms. nonetheless others, discovering a revolution that disavowed blackness unsettling and paternalistic, fought to insert black historical past and African tradition into progressive nationalisms. regardless of such efforts through Afro-Cubans and radical government-sponsored integration courses, racism has persevered in the course of the revolution in sophisticated yet lasting ways.

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