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.

  • Floor-to-ceiling shelves of red crates and cream-colored boxes wrapped in clear plastic are shown in a well-lit storage room.

    Haunted by My Teaching Skeleton

    Many skeletons that students use to learn about the human body are the remains of people with lives and stories. We need to remember and respect that.

  • Who Gets to Study Whom?

    As the field of anthropology struggles to shed its colonial past, the discipline has inadvertently put constraints on anthropologists of color who already face racism, bias, and discrimination.