EXCLUSIVE: 'It was only under democracy that black people had leadership roles.' Cuban exile leader says 1619 Project founder 'needs to read some Cuban history' after she the claimed communist country has the 'least racial inequality' in the world | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

EXCLUSIVE: 'It was only under democracy that black people had leadership roles.' Cuban exile leader says 1619 Project founder 'needs to read some Cuban history' after she the claimed communist country has the 'least racial inequality' in the world

The leader of a US Cuban exile group has slammed 1619 Project founder Nikole Hannah-Jones after she claimed Cuba had the 'least inequality between black and white people' thanks to its socialist government.

Orlando Gutierrez-Boronat spoke out against the New York Times journalist Tuesday after a 2019 podcast where she called the communist country one of the most 'equal' in the world, resurfaced online.

The Havana-born scholar, who is based in Miami, said Hannah-Jones's remarks do not 'reflect the reality of Cuban history', noting there has actually been a lack of black leadership on the island since the 1959 revolution - which saw dictator Fidel Castro ascend to power.

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