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Cuban Color Classification and Identity Negotiation: Old Terms in a New World

@inproceedings{Wells2004CubanCC,
  title={Cuban Color Classification and Identity Negotiation: Old Terms in a New World},
  author={Alfonso Wells and Shawn Michelle},
  year={2004}
}
This thesis analyzes how the Cuban Revolution's transnational discourse on blackness positively affected social attitudes, allowing color identity to be negotiated using color classification terms previously devalued. In the Caribbean and Latin America, most systems of social stratification based on color privilege "whiteness" both socially and culturally; therefore, individuals negotiate their identities with whiteness as the core element to be expressed. This dissertation examines how this… 
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