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In The Power of Race in Cuba, Danielle Pilar Clealand analyzes racial ideologies that negate the existence of racism and their effect on racial progress and activism through the lens of Cuba. Since 1959, Fidel Castro and the Cuban government have married socialism and the ideal of racial harmony to create a formidable ideology that is an integral part of Cubans' sense of identity and their perceptions of race and racism in their country. While the combination of socialism and a colorblind racial ideology is particular to Cuba, strategies that paint a picture of equality of opportunity and deflect the importance of race are not particular to the island's ideology and can be found throughout the world, and in the Americas, in particular. The Power of Race in Cuba gives a nuanced portrait of black identity in Cuba, based on survey data and interviews with formal organizers and hip hop artists.
Clealand, Danielle Pilar, "The Power of Race in Cuba Racial Ideology and Black Consciousness during the Revolution" (2017). Cuban Research Institute Events. 329.
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