One of the so-called achievements of the Cuban revolution that has for decades enthralled academia and the American left is the dubious claim that the Castro dictatorship has eliminated racism in Cuba. The reality, however, is the complete opposite. Cuba under the apartheid Castro regime is one of the most racist countries in the world ruthlessly ruled by the European descent, lily-white Castro clan. Nevertheless, while Havana’s slave masters get a pass from the left, Cuba’s Afro Cubans are left to continue suffering racism and bigotry in complete obscurity.
The video below offers a perfect example of the rampant racism in Cuba. Outside the headquarters of the human rights activist group the Ladies in White, a mob organized by Cuban State Security gathered to sing a song to Berta Soler, the group’s leader. Soler is black, an Afro Cuban, and that prompted the group to sing this line to her:
” . . . Berta has no mother because an ape gave birth to her”
Welcome to Castro’s apartheid Cuba where Afro Cubans are referred to as apes: