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1619 Project writer Nikole Hannah-Jones said she believes Cuba is the most equal country in the western hemisphere She made the comments in a 2019 podcast, but they have recently emerged again online and sparked fury among hose protesting against the regime. She believes the communist country could serve as a model for integration. She noted how Cuba was one of the most ‘equal’ and ‘multiracial’ countries in the with ‘very little inequality’ between black and white people living there. The unearthed remarks sparked outrage on social media with many taking her to task over her view of Cuba with some suggesting she live there to experience it. It come as Cubans have taken to the streets for an unprecedented show of protest against the communist regime. Many Cubans have been crying for freedom from the communist dictatorship and expressing anger over rising prices, goods shortages, and poor health care.

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