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- Sep 2017
the joke also speaks to another kind of pride, one most Cubans take in simply surviving the day-to-day obstacles to change that the Communist state and US isolationist policies have historically conspired to create.
They are a people perpetually in flux; their reality defined by an oppressive dictator and his antagonistic relationship with the United States.
- Nov 2016
Castro’s commitment to fighting racism in Cuba wasn’t as much an explicit mission as it was a convenient byproduct of adopting the Soviet model of governance — when you start to eliminate private property, mechanisms of systemic racism are rendered impotent.
I love this paragraph.