Useful Idiots: Beyoncé And Jay-Z Ignore Cuba’s Racism With Havana Trip
This week, superstars Beyoncé and Jay-Z celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary with a trip to Cuba or, as the informed refer to it, “the island prison.”
While dining, partying, and enjoying the best Havana has to offer, Beyoncé and Jay-Z not only legitimize and support the repressive regime, with both their presence and their cash, but turn a blind eye, cruelly, to the perils and languishing of the Cuban people.
Both stars are proud African-Americans — yet, curiously, chose to vacation in a country notorious for relegating its black population to second-class status, or worse.
It is no surprise that many of Cuba’s top dissidents are Afro-Cubans. Did Sasha Fierce and Jigga Man find time to meet with these brave souls, or with their families? Did they mention them? Did they even think of them?
Meet Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet: the Afro-Cuban-doctor-turned-freedom-and-democracy-activist who was given a 25-year-prison term for his peaceful advocacy.
Meet the late Orlando Zapata Tamayo: his democracy and freedom activism earned him a 36-year-prison sentence. Undertaking a hunger strike in 2010 to improve prison conditions (eating only those foods his mother brought him during approved visits), sadistic guards took it upon themselves to deny this “worm” (Cuban slang for a Revolution ‘turncoat’) water. He died of complications soon thereafter, a direct victim of prisoner-abuse. The Cuban state newspapers described him, however, as a “common criminal elevated to martyred status.”
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