I ask fair-minded whites to reflect and see how some young black men might today see the United States of America as not significantly different from the America of a century ago.
Ron Howell is an associate professor of journalism at Brooklyn College. He has visited Cuba about ten times, beginning in 1987, when he was a reporter for Newsday and revealed that Assata Shakur (formerly Joanne Chesimard) was living in Cuba. She had escaped from prison following a conviction in the 1973 killing of a New Jersey state trooper.
Color and African-ness are more complicated on that island than in our “land of the free.”