The Power of Race in Cuba: Racial Ideology and Black Consciousness During the Revolution
Associate Professor, Department of Politics and International Relations
Florida International University
In her talk, Clealand considers the rhetoric and policies of the state regarding racism and racial inequality in Cuba and the resultant racial norms produced through the decades of the revolution. Amidst the ideology of racial democracy (present throughout the Americas), Clealand explores what racial consciousness looks like among black Cubans and how racism affects their daily lives. She will discuss the role of the state as well as counter-narratives and political activism often propelled by recent access to social media.
Cosponsored with the Department of Africana Studies.