A Word … With Jason Johnson

Cuba’s Color Revolution

Many Afro-Cubans are leading calls for change. Who’s listening?


Episode Notes

Many Cuban Americans have long called for new leadership in that nation, including Afro-Cubans who –from social media to the streets– are challenging the historic American narrative about Cuba’s government. For Afro-Cuban professor, Amalia Dache, the fight is personal. She’s the author of the book Rise Up! Activism as Education. On today’s episode of A Word, Professor Dache joins host Jason Johnson to talk about the uprising, and the myths and realities of racial equity in Cuba.

Guest: Amalia Dache, professor of higher education at the University of Pennsylvania

Podcast production by Ahyiana Angel and Jasmine Ellis


About the Show

America doesn’t need another conversation about race. At least, not the kind we’ve been having … the ones that are sparked by a crisis and move quickly from shock to empty promises to forgetting. No. What America needs are REAL conversations about race—ones that shine a light on the facts, the history, and the reality of how race plays out in our politics and society. That’s what Slate offers each week on A Word … with Jason Johnson. A veteran political commentator, Johnson will bring his incisive wit to thoughtful discussions with leaders, journalists, and other change-makers who will tell the truth about America’s challenges around race and offer ideas on the way forward.

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