The Castro regime doesn't like the biography of Martin Luther King Jr. because it "is based on ideas that could be used to promote social disorder and civil disobedience." and has ordered confiscated copies from independent libraries to be incinerated.
Martin Luther King Jr., who fought for equality and justice is considered dangerous in Cuba where he is admired and his dream lives on.
Roughly 60% of Cubans are either black or mixed race, what they would call here in America "people of color"
85% of all inmates in Cuban jails are black. The regime and the communist party are controlled by whites with no blacks in any positions of real power.
Blacks, as well as all Cubans, have no freedom of speech or assembly. They have not had free multiparty elections since Castro muscled into power.
They are subjected to an apartheid where they are not allowed to enjoy the island's bounty and
natural resources since these are reserved for tourists.
European "Sex Tourists" looking for trysts with dark skinned Cuban girls flock to Cuba to exploit young black and mixed race women who are easy prey because of their desperate situation with the regime's silent complicity.
Cubans today have to subsist on government rationed food and actually allowed to buy a monthly ration that is less than the slaves on the island received from their masters back in 1842.
Many of the islands leading dissidents, like Biscet, Roca, Cuesta Morúa, Fariñas, Ferrer, happen to be black or mixed race. Not that it matters to us Cubans but it should to blacks in the US.
Our Patron Saint, Our Lady of Charity, is dark skinned. Even her image is a representation of racial "diversity" since the virgin is looking over three sailors of different races.
Castro's Cuba is perceived by some American blacks as a "racial utopia" with the revolution being the catalyst to bring about racial equality.
Of course, in Cuba there were never any segregate lunch counters or buses and Batista , the last "head of state" before Castro, was mixed-raced.
Congressional Black Caucus members have visited Cuba and offered praise of President Fidel Castro. Some have pushed to end the embargo against Cuba and ease travel restrictions that prevent Americans from traveling there legally.
Jesse Jackson, while visiting Havana, once raised Charlie Rangel's friend's arm, and proclaimed "Viva Fidel!"