Cuba’s Lawmakers Discuss Discrimination

HAVANA TIMES, Dec 22 — “They spoke of the need for a law against all forms of discrimination,” wrote Mariela Castro Espin in her blog today when referring to the Cuban parliamentary commission that is addressing the issue of racial discrimination.

“In my opinion [the law] should not stop identifying the specific ways that discriminatory acts are expressed. Beyond penalizing people, we must do extensive work in creating dialogue and encouraging participation in this complex process of the transformation of our awareness,” said Castro Espin.

At the parliamentary session on Tuesday, Castro Espin (the director of the National Center for Sex Education and daughter of current Cuban president) said, “People who suffer from racial discrimination also suffer from other forms of discrimination.”