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In what shouldn’t come as a surprise to any of you, a podcast featuring ‘1619 Project’ founder Nikole Hannah-Jones, a hero to the BLM crowd, praising Cuba as the most “equal” country in the Western hemisphere has surfaced. In the 2019 podcast, Hannah-Jones praised Cuba as one of the most “multiracial” countries because of its socialist society, which led her to say, “Cuba has the least inequality between black and white people anyplace really in the hemisphere.”
You have to give Nikole a slow clap for keeping it real here. She’s so right in the fact that there’s zero inequality as to which race(s) are treated like garbage in Cuba. It’s one big ol’ melting pot of socialism treating all people equally. You’re poor. And you’re poor. And you’re poor. And you’re poor.
It’s wild to think that Hannah-Jones and Black Lives Matter would have similar mindsets when it comes to Cuba. BLM loves the Communist regime, and Hannah-Jones can’t get enough of the equality that the regime has brought to people of all races. It’s quite extraordinary to these people.
In a 2008 op-ed published by The Oregonian, Hannah-Jones wrote that she wanted Americans to get to know the Cuba she learned about during a trip with fellow journalists. On that trip, Nikole learned that Cuba has a 99.8 percent literacy rate, the lowest HIV infection rate in the Western Hemisphere, “free” college and health care. It was exactly the type of stuff a communist regime loves for a journalist to write about.
Let’s face it, Hannah-Jones was impressed with what she saw on the trip.
“Black Cubans especially are wary of outsiders wishing to overthrow the Castro regime. They admit the revolution has been imperfect, but it also led to the end of codified racism and brought universal education and access to jobs to black Cubans,” she wrote. “‘Without the revolution,’ they wonder, ‘where would they be?'”
Here’s one thing I wish Hannah-Jones would’ve asked those black Cubans: If you could escape this country right now, where would you go?
It’s a simple question. It’s straightforward.
Black writers in the U.S. have written extensively about how black Cubans give Fidel Castro credit for “providing them greater opportunities, even if they haven’t always resulted in a markedly better life,” as DeWayne Wickham wrote for the Undefeated.
Now, let’s check in with Cuba to see just who these angry protestors are in 2021. Look at that, life is so markedly better for black Cubans. They’re so satisfied with those shitty jobs that they’ve taken to the streets to tell a government that’s going to beat their heads in that they’re fed up.
The protesters are young, mainly black and dismiss the Castros’ revolution of 1959 against an American-backed tyrant as ancient history https://t.co/5MQ1roHaa2
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) July 17, 2021
“The Cuban regime has the political power, but it no longer has the people on its side,” Fabiola Santiago from the Miami Herald wrote last week. “When it comes to Cuba, Black Lives Matter is standing on the wrong side of history.”
You can add Hannah-Jones to that list as well.