Anthropology Magazine

Confronting Anti-Blackness in “Colorblind” Cuba
  • Identities

    A person in a blue shirt and white, wide-brimmed hat holds a child in one arm. In the background, a person in a pink shirt sits behind a crate.

    Confronting Anti-Blackness in “Colorblind” Cuba

    In the 1960s, Fidel Castro’s revolutionary Communist government claimed to have eradicated racism in Cuba. An anthropologist explores how racial hierarchies persist despite these official narratives, shaping family dynamics and significantly limiting opportunities for Afro-Cubans.