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TCDP TOP PICK | August Nimtz presents "Race in Cuba: Essays on the Revolution & Racial Inequality"
04/04/2013 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
TCDP TOP PICK: Gunnar Myrdal called race "the American dilemma," and the new collection Race in Cuba: Essays on the Revolution & Racial Inequality demonstrates that the U.S. isn't the only country that's struggled with the complexities and contradictions of individual and institutionalized racism. August Nimtz, a University of Minnesota political scientist who contributed to the volume, will be discussing the subject on April 4 at the U of M Bookstore. - Jay Gabler
August Nimtz, University of Minnesota professor of Political Science, will discuss his contribution to the book Race in Cuba: Essays on the Revolution & Racial Inequality on Thursday, April 4 at 4:00 p.m. at the University of Minnesota Bookstore in Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave. S.E. Minneapolis.
Available for the first time in English, Race in Cuba is a collection of essays that describe the problem of racial inequality in Cuba, provide evidence of its existence, constructively criticize efforts by the Cuban political leadership to end discrimination, and point to a possible way forward. Race in Cuba is the story of Esteban Morales Dominquez, an active participant in the Cuban revolutionary project for the past fifty years and one of Cuba’s most prominent Afro-Cuban intellectuals. This work calls for conscious social science research and special policy attention to renovate and advance Cuban socialism as a full participatory democratic project with equitable development for all citizens.
Nimtz will sign copies of his book following the discussion. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, or to order a signed copy visit www.bookstore.umn.edu/genref/authors.html.
300 Washington Ave. SE
Mpls, MN 55455