Dr. Gayle McGarrity, a University of South Florida Professor of Anthropology and Africana Studies, published an important opinion piece in The Miami Herald entitled, "Yes, Cuba Has a Race Problem":
It contains this must-read excerpt:
I became familiar with the Ley de la Peligrosidad (Dangerousness Law), which was used to dissuade Cubans from interacting with foreigners, but which disproportionately affected darker skinned Cubans. This law allowed Cuban police to harass, arrest and even imprison anyone whom they deemed to be a potential or actual delinquent.
Although I was treated much better than darker skinned Cubans, I did feel discrimination. When I would attempt to enter places reserved for tourists, I would be questioned and had to make sure that I always had my foreign passport handy.
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