Yep, “non-white.” We’ve all known this for a long time.
Simply because we speak Spanish, we Cubans are all “non-whites” — or “people of colour,” the preferred term among liberals, which, as they see it, is somehow different from the politically incorrect term, “colored people.”
Common knowledge, yes. The logic behind it is ancient. After all, as the French like to put it, “Africa begins at the Pyrenees.”
But now the New York Times has made this prejudice official, for sure, forever, per omnia seculae seculorum.
All Cubans are “non-white” regardless of their pigmentation or genetic heritage.
In a recent article spawned by the liberal meltdown over the racial composition of this year’s list of Oscar nominees, the NYT published graphic proof of the existence of white privilege by means of photographs.
The article in question —“The Faces of American Power: Nearly As White as the Oscar Nominees”— uses photographs of leaders in various fields, including government, to support its claim that “white privilege” is still an awful and undeniable fact in the United States.
Unwittingly, the NYT has thus let us all know why it is perfectly acceptable for Cubans to be ruled by an oligarchy of light-skinned old men. Since everyone in Cuba is “non-white,” you see, it makes no difference how light-skinned or how genetically European any of its rulers are, or how few Afro-Cubans enjoy positions of power and privilege.
So, there you have it. Since all Cubans are “non-white” there is no such thing as “white privilege” in Castrogonia, and no racism either.
Never mind the fact that 70% of the island’s population claims descent from African slaves. No Afro-Cuban can ever be a victim of racism. Racism simply cannot exist in a country where everyone is “non-white.”