She’s a proud Cuban | Esperanza and her cigare
Original Artwork.✖️Title: She’s a proud Cuban | Esperanza and her cigare. || 24W 30L 1.5D inches // 61W 76L 4D centimeters. Acrylic on stretched canvas. ➕Afro-Cuban Diaspora || Some cultures are conditioned to believe appearing and presenting themselves as white will give them social and economical benefits when it’s a slave mentality. There is history to prove it. ➕A quote from Cuban General Antonio Maceo who was second in command of the Cuban War of Independence: "'When the black man is not ashamed to be black, there'll be no shame in being black."➕Quoting @cuba-junky " ... Race relations in Cuba were/is a strange mix. The Spanish brutally crushed slave revolts and executed noted free blacks for helping insurrections. When Cubans began a revolt against Spain in 1868, free blacks and slaves strongly supported the revolt. Spain anti-revolutionary strategy was often contradictory but effective: they granted freedom to slaves who remained Loyalists and scared white Cubans that black revolutionary generals like General Antonio Maceo was plotting to drive all whites out of Cuba ...➕ According to official statistics, 30 percent of Cuba's population is now black, the rest white. However, that will say; there is a difference in approaching what is black. When living in the USA with 1 drop black blood in your body, one used to say "thats a back person", living in Cuba with 1 drop white blood in your body, one used to say "He/she is biracial" and for Cuban standards, in that case you are not black. I think in this case we beetr say 30% of the Cuban population is 100% white, the other 70% is black or biracial.” @cuba-junky✖️There’s a sense of pride in embracing who you are. At times we don’t see ourselves how others see us, so for any brown or light brown (or even black person) who thinks they are white; I’m sorry you see yourself this way and I’m here to say I love your brown/black skin.
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