Published On: Mon, Jul 19th, 2021

1619 Project’s Nikole Hannah-Jones Said Cuba Among ‘Most Equal’ Countries Because of Socialism

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Nikole Hannah-Jones, the leading author of The New York Times’ controversial 1619 Project, has came under fire after comments she made in 2019 about socialism making Cuba one of “the most equal” nations in the world was unearthed. According to The National Pulse, which first reported on the controversy, the comments about Cuba’s socialist society was part of an episode of podcast Conversations hosted by the Ezra Klein, editor-at-large and founder of Vox. “Are there candidates right now, or even just places, that you think have a viable and sufficiently ambitious integration agenda? And if so, what is it?” Klein asked Hannah-Jones, who laughed and said she wasn’t an “expert on race relations internationally.” “If you want to see the most equal, multiracial dem… it’s not a democracy—the most equal, multiracial country in our hemisphere, it would be Cuba,” Hannah-Jones replied, citing socialism as the reason behind the alleged equality. …

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