From our Bureau of Socialist Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, Compassion, and Social Justice with some assistance from our Bureau of Grievances Aired to Authorities That Couldn’t Care Less
Here we go again. Two days ago, a subcommittee of the U.N. Human Rights Council that is ostensibly investigating discrimination against people of African descent received a detailed account of the extreme racism that still plagues Cuba, but — as always — these complaints are not likely to bring about any action from the U.N.
Cuba is a member of the Human Rights Council, along with China, Vietnam, and other repressive states. That council is not going to do anything that will upset the white supremacist sociopaths who run Castro, Inc..
And, by the way, how many of the folks here in the U.S. who are demanding that descendants of African slaves be given millions of dollars in reparations gives a hoot about the plight of black people in Cuba? Are they aware of the intensity of Cuban racism? Do they care at all about the fact that Cuba’s population has a higher percentage of blacks descended from slaves than the United States.
For heaven’s sakes, Spain did not abolish slavery in Cuba until 1886, more than two decades after the U.S. My paternal grandparents were both teenagers when this happened. My grandmother used to tell me stories about slaves.
The denunciations came from Leo Juvier-Hendrickx, a Cuban dissident who resides in Belgium and never seems to tire of pricking the consciences of smug leftists in Europe,
Loosely translated from Marti Noticias
The issue of institutional racism in Cuba was exposed this Wednesday before the Human Rights Council by the Belgian-based activist of Cuban origin Leo Juvier-Hendrickx.
In his speech before the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, Juvier-Hendrickx stated that “although Cuba continues to declare before this forum its supposed implementation of the National Program against Racism and Racial Discrimination, on the island we still see that the phenomenon of racial hatred continues to plague Cuban society”.
According to the Cuban-Belgian activist, “none of the goals outlined in the Durban Declaration” have been met, since “at no time has the free and independent Cuban civil society played the fundamental role that is needed to be able to carry out the profound transformation of the racist mentalities inherited from the colony”.
Later, and after emphasizing that “Cuba was the last Spanish colony to declare the abolition of slavery,” the activist gave as an example the repression unleashed by the regime during and in the days after the protest demonstrations that took place on the island. in the summer of 2021.
In this section, Juvier-Hendrickx highlighted that “neighborhoods with Afro-descendant majorities suffered the most brutal repression, the murder of Diubis Laurencio Tejeda, a 36-year-old Afro-descendant, is a sad example of this police brutality when he received a bullet in his back while He expressed his desire to be free.
The activist made reference to Havana neighborhoods whose population is mostly black, such as La Güinera, La Timba, Los Pocitos, El Canal del Cerro and Cocosolo,” and that “continue to be the neighborhoods with the most police surveillance and brutality, just like being the most unhealthy and abandoned neighborhoods in Cuba,” he said.
Continue reading HERE in Spanish