Racismo vs. socialismo en Cuba: un conflicto fuera de lugar (apuntes sobre/contra el colonialismo interno)

NEGRA CUBANA TENÍA QUE SER

Por Roberto Zurbano

El presente artículo examina la articulación histórica e ideológica del racismo en Cuba, problematizando sus persistencias tras la Revolución de 1959. Para abordar este conflicto, se argumenta a partir de los aportes epistemológicos, críticos y propositivos desarrollados desde el campo teórico que describe, evalúa y desmonta el concepto de colonialidad del poder, donde la idea de raza resulta central para el análisis. Mediante una revisión del concepto de colonialismo interno se intenta explicar el modo en que la política oficial del socialismo cubano elabora su propia ceguera ideológica ante el racismo, expresada en un largo silencio sobre el tema y en una negativa a reconocer la presencia del racismo en la isla. Y se presenta la agenda antirracista como un requerimiento ante los nuevos escenarios globales y locales de un proyecto de transformación social aún incompleto.

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Zurbano Torres, R. (2015). Racismo vs. socialismo en…

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A Stick at a Time

Emily Carter Mitchell ~ Nature as Art

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It’s time for an update on Zorro and Esperanza. After building them a new nesting platform last week, Zorro and Esperanza have been determined to keep their original home on the neighbor’s boat lift.

To help them with rebuilding their home, and hoping they would build on the new platform, I’ve been leaving gifts in the yard for Zorro’s use. What gifts? You may ask. Well, nesting materials for quick pick up.

Carefully laying out different sized sticks, and soft bedding material I provide a stick buffet for Zorro.

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Zorro is a bit particular as to which sticks he wants. Some don’t make the cut and remained in the grass, while the others were whisked away for Esperanza. He starts around six in the morning and works hard for about a half an hour. Seems this stick buffet has made his job easier. It’s awe inspiring to see him swoop…

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Life’s struggles

the lazy photographer

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This lady is a fixture in the downtown core. I’ve seen her for years. I photographed her first about four years back. She is mentally very ill. She cries out a lot and waves off demons no one else sees. Whenever I see her it tugs at my heart. I have no idea where she goes at night. I can’t begin to imagine. She does not beg for money and only seems to want to be left alone. People tend to steer clear of her when they see her coming. I fear her story will be lost, as there is no one who can get close enough to learn it. At least that’s how it seems from my viewpoint.

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Agora, na Câmara dos Deputados: O presidente vitalício do PPS, Roberto Freire, deu um tapa nas costas do deputado Orlando Silva (PC do B). A Jandira Feghali (PC do B) interviu e Freire a pegou pelo braço e a empurrou. Jandira denunciou a agressão machista e a oposição fez graça da tribuna dizendo que é vitimização. As mulheres na câmara gritaram: “A violência contra a mulher não é o Brasil que a gente quer!” Deputado do DEM afirmou: “Se uma mulher se comporta que nem homem, merece apanhar que nem homem”