New York Times journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, who led the publication’s controversial “1619 Project,” claimed Cuba is the “most equal” country in the Western hemisphere in a newly-resurfaced podcast, sparking fresh criticism from conservatives online.
Hannah-Jones made the eyebrow-raising comments about the communist regime in a 2019 chat with Erza Klein, The National Post reported last week.
“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 briefly laughed at the question while admitting not to be an “expert” on race relations internationally.
“If you want to see the most equal, multiracial democ … it’s not a democracy – the most equal, multiracial country in our hemisphere it would be Cuba,” Hannah-Jones replied, citing socialism as her reason.
“Cuba has the least inequality between black and white people of any place really in the hemisphere,” she continued.