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1619 Project Creator Nikole Hannah-Jones 2019: Socialism Solved Racism in Cuba

1619 Project Creator Nikole Hannah-Jones 2019: Socialism Solved Racism in Cuba

“If you want to see the most equal multi-racial democ… — it’s not a democracy — the most equal multi-racial country in our hemisphere, it would be Cuba,”

As the people of Cuba rise up to protest their communist government, now is a good time to recall that 1619 Project author Nikole Hannah-Jones once claimed that socialism was responsible for solving the problem of racism in Cuba.

Does that mean that she thinks socialism would solve America’s racism problems as well?

David Rutz reports at FOX News:

Nikole Hannah-Jones once called Cuba ‘most equal multi-racial country in our hemisphere’

“1619 Project” journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones praised Cuba as the “most equal multi-racial country in our hemisphere” in a 2019 interview and attributed its success in that regard to socialism.

In a podcast uncovered by the right-wing National Pulse, Vox’s Ezra Klein asked the New York Times Magazine writer if there were places she believed had a “viable and sufficiently ambitious integration agenda.”

Admitting she’s “not an expert on race relations internationally,” Hannah-Jones said her answer could surprise people.

“If you want to see the most equal multi-racial – it’s not a democracy – the most equal multi-racial country in our hemisphere, it would be Cuba,” Hannah-Jones said. “Cuba has the least inequality between black and white people of any place really in the hemisphere … Most of the Caribbean, it’s hard to count because the white population in a lot of those countries is very, very small, they’re countries run by black folks, but in places that are truly at least biracial countries, Cuba actually has the least inequality, and that’s largely due to socialism, which I’m sure no one wants to hear.”

Listen to the audio below:

Cuba is technically communist, not socialist, but as Ayn Rand once pointed out, the only difference between the two is the method of implementation.

Earlier this week, Black Lives Matter sided with the communist regime in Cuba, blaming the U.S. for the island nation’s woes. The true motivations and ultimate goals of BLM and the 1619 Project seem to be coming into greater focus, don’t they?


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2smartforlibs | July 17, 2021 at 2:09 pm

It about killed all the problems with Castro and Guevara running the show.

Just imagine what this lady would do if she could.

Nikole Hannah-Jones’ byline has not appeared in the New York Times or the NYT Magazine in over a year. An interesting fact, curiously undiscussed.

The sheer irrelevance of this observation, even if it were true, is an indication of the stupidity and or mendacity of Nicole Hannah Jones.

Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, is about RACE…

If it’s not, and clearly almost all things are not, they will make it so!

    henrybowman in reply to gonzotx. | July 17, 2021 at 6:46 pm

    And that’s why socialism cures it.
    The premise of CRT folks is that racism is the strongest motivation in the universe, that underlies every other human activity.
    Socialism succeeds by supplying stronger motivations: starvation, brutality, and survival.

      This is it. The idea is to eliminate the middle classes, to ensure that everyone (but the ruling elite, of course) is equally impoverished, equally oppressed, equally silenced, and equally dehumanized. Equity comes easy in this soul-crushing, spirit-killing murder. Soyboi and glitte, Anyone who can look at Cuba and even suggest that there is a plus there is out of their damn minds. Everything sucks in Cuba for the Cuban people, and no, not because of the U.S. embargo (China, Russia, Venezuela, NoKo, etc. can still provide whatever Cuba wants . . . except they can’t because they are commie and can’t even provide for their own people because communism is a ridiculous joke on the woke. They think capitalism has a wage-gap problem? Hmph!). Heck, the U.S. embargo is limited to the U.S. so even non-commmie nations can do whatever with Cuba (though common understanding is that this is politically tricky, but is it? What would the Biden admin do if the UK or Germany or whomever decided they would join the commies in providing for Cuba? Exactly nothing, let alone report an infection).

      It’s pretty ironic that Cuba begs the capitalist devil U.S. for relief when it’s got its own commie axis of evil to provide for it. You know, if they could “under REAL” communism.” Just one contact, but alas, except they can’t because as it turns out communism is an evil joke on mankind that power-mad tyrants exploit to attain and keep their power and wealth, while their people live in abject poverty.

      If America is doomed, I want to see what happens when the majority of the unwashed regressives figure out that they are not in the privileged 5% who get to live like kings while everyone else lives in poverty and misery, unwashed useful idiot tools and puppets.

      But hey, the left whines, where’s my daughter’s bear backpack? Where is my daughter?

      They always figure it out, of course, history tells us so. But oddly, and maybe because they burn and destroy history before it repeats itself, they are the ones who will first fall under their utopian dream. Once their utopia is in place, they’ll realize that they were had, and they will revolt, idiotically believing they still have any power or influence at all. Naw, they’ll just be shot so the new regime doesn’t have to worry about “resistance.” That’s how it goes. Always.

        henrybowman in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | July 17, 2021 at 11:00 pm


        …not because of the U.S. embargo (China, Russia, Venezuela, NoKo, etc. can still provide whatever Cuba wants . . . except they can’t because they are commie and can’t even provide for their own people… even non-commie nations can do whatever with Cuba (though common understanding is that this is politically tricky, but is it?…

        My understanding is that Canada can and does trade any way it wants with Cuba, and we’ve never said word squat about it, is that not so?
        1) Why hasn’t trade with prosperous Canada alleviated Cuba’s problems?
        2) Given that it hasn’t, why would trade with the US be any different?

Nikole Hannah-Jones is simply trying to take the “Dumbest Person on the Planet” title away from AOC.

Okay Sideshow Bob… is your chance. Denounce your citizenship and move to Cuba.
I didn’t think so.

She’s essentially saying “communism is the equal sharing of misery”.

Communism killed that country.. there is not a doubt in my mind. There were tiny lights of capitalism shining there, I saw them myself. I hope they spread..

    Taiwanese Lady in reply to amwick. | July 17, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    Had the USA played its cards right, years ago, Cuba would have become a state.

      henrybowman in reply to Taiwanese Lady. | July 17, 2021 at 11:05 pm

      But probably a state full of Democrats.
      Instead, we allowed it to become a Republican training ground.
      60 years is probably too long, though.
      I bet if we imposed communism on PR and DC for only 15 years before we allowed them become states, the Democrats would lose interest fast.

      The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Taiwanese Lady. | July 18, 2021 at 4:27 pm

      Just what we need: Puerto Rico 2.0.

Enslaving the people, treat them like crap, but equally and there you have it. The Democrat utopia. Beggars are so much easier to please. Stand in line for crumbs long enough and you get used to it.

    Ben Kent in reply to Romey. | July 17, 2021 at 5:33 pm

    Never expected people whose ancestors were enslaved to be so determined to voluntarily being enslaved once again. Socialism and communism are a form of slavery.

    DaveGinOly in reply to Romey. | July 19, 2021 at 11:41 am

    Yep. Replace racial problems with existential problems like starvation and abject poverty and the racial problems will fade into obscurity (at least until such time as the existential problems are alleviated), giving the false appearance that the racial problems have been overcome.

theduchessofkitty | July 17, 2021 at 5:17 pm

The vast majority of Cubans in the island are multiracial – meaning, many have Taino, Spaniard and African heritage. Many of them are AfroCuban.

The Cuban Communist elites are pretty much of Spaniard heritage – read: lily white.

So, she’s wrong.

Socialism solved racism? How dainty. This woman is a rent seeking race hustling product of higher education.

Socialism solved diversity [dogma] (e.g. racism) in Germany, too. Let’s do it again, and again, and again. Wicked.

Meanwhile, in the progressive nation of South Africa: one step forward, two steps backward:

Why Violence and Looting Have Exploded Across South Africa

A bag limit and blacks lynching blacks and whites, too, under a constitution that established diversity (e.g. racism, sexism, ageism), inequity, and exclusion as the highest law of the land.

socialism is vioence….and she will die under the feet of her own leftist radical racists

Well, she’s right that socialism eliminated the differences between the races — everyone is equally miserable and downtrodden. They’ve ground everyone in to the same dirt. The odd thing is that she seems to think this is a good thing.

Right. Reducing everyone to serf, peasant, prole level evens everything up. Everyone is equally miserable. Everyone is lower middle class, at best. And treated equally miserably by the totalitarian authoritarian government. Except for Party members. They live well.

How many black multi-millionaires and billionaires live in Cuba?

i have never seen any black faces among the ruling regime there.

Is there nothing commies won’t lie about?

Unfortunately I forgot to save the picture files. Cubans in Angola. The cannon fodder were black. The officers were white. You know. White Hispanics. Like Zimmerman.

Hey! Got a new (to me) Mustang. 2007. I have a smile on my face you can’t erase with a belt grinder. The only concession I made to my advanced age and decrepitude is the automatic tranny. Can I say tranny in reference to a transmission? Is that still allowed?

Only 65k miles. Only $17k. Somebody broke it in for me. Barely. I’m operating on the theory that it’s ok to say tranny. The problem with the manual tranny corvettes and stangs is they’re beat to ****.

Cuba is plenty racist. Just ask Cubans.

Have we ever seen a dark skinned man of power or commie apparatchik coming from Cuba ?