It’s easy to be equal when no one has anything.
In what could be the most tone-deaf analysis of all time, revisionist history professor and 1619 Project creator, Nikole Hannah-Jones praised Cuba for its equality. Hannah-Jones was asked what countries have the least disparity in wealth among races and praised Cuba’s system for putting blacks and white on an even level.
Hannah-Jones is right about one thing, historically socialism has equalized people, in poverty. Whether you’re black or white, everyone can live in squalor under socialism.
The Daily Mail reports:
1619 Project founder Nikole Hannah-Jones has sparked outrage online after comments she made in a 2019 podcast reemerged where she claims that Cuba is the most equal country in the world because socialism ensures the ‘least inequality.’
Speaking with Ezra Klein of Vox and The New York Times, Hannah-Jones was asked for her thoughts on places around the world that had a ‘viable and sufficiently ambitious integration agenda.’
She said that while not claiming to be an expert on international race relations she thought Cuba to be among the most ‘equal’ and ‘multiracial’ country in the western hemisphere due to its socialist society.
‘The most equal multi-racial country in our hemisphere, it would be Cuba,’ she began.
‘Cuba has the least inequality between black and white people anyplace really in the hemisphere. I mean, the Caribbean, most of the Caribbean it’s hard to count because the white population in a lot of those countries is very, very small.
‘A lot of those countries are 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,’ she said during the 2019 podcast.
The unearthed remarks come as Cubans have taken to the streets for an unprecedented show of protest against the communist regime, crying for freedom from the communist dictatorship and expressing anger over rising prices, goods shortages, and poor health care amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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