New York Times journalist and 1619 Project creator Nikole Hannah-Jones called Cuba “the most equal, multiracial country in our hemisphere.”
In a 2019 interview with Vox co-founder Ezra Klein unearthed by The National Pulse, Hannah-Jones lauded socialism as a factor behind Cuba’s purported equality.
“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. After noting that she is “definitely not an expert on race relations internationally,” she alleged that “if you want to see the most equal, multiracial democ… it’s not a democracy — the most equal, multi-racial country in our hemisphere, it would be Cuba.”
“Cuba has the least inequality between black and white people of any place really in the hemisphere,” she added. “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,