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Nikole Hannah-Jones is as wrong about Cuba as she is about American history

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Except for conservative outlets, the press has effectively minimized the news that the Black Lives Matter organization has come to the support of Cuba’s communist regime precisely at the time it is cracking down on thousands demanding its ouster. Such suppression of news cannot be good for a democracy that, more than ever, needs to know the truth about BLM.

BLM’s loyalty to Cuba’s communist regime betrays its dogmatic attachment to communism and disdain for actual black lives. Since the start of the Revolution, Cuba has been run by a clique of white men descended from Europeans (the Castro family, or puppet figleaf presidents such as Osvaldo Dorticos in the 1960s and today’s Miguel Diaz Canel).

Meanwhile, by the look of the videos we see, the vast majority of the brave demonstrators who’ve taken to the streets are black or mixed race. That would reflect the demographics of the country, despite the fact that the communist government laughingly insists that the country is only 9 percent black, because it likes to undercount the black population.

BLM is hardly alone in its rosy-eyed view of Castro’s Cuba. Nikole Hannah-Jones, the founder of the widely........

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