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From Whitening To Afrocubanismo

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AFRICANGLOBE - Driven by the prospects of emancipation and an opportunity to play a prominent role in nation building, Afro-Cubans enthusiastically joined the struggle for independence against Spain. But any hopes for racial democracy were curbed shortly following the U.S. military presence in Cuba from 1898 to 1902 and again from 1906 to 1908 that emboldened the conservative ruling class, who pursued policies that actively sought a "whitening" of the nation (blanqueamiento) by subsidizing immigration from Europe, mostly Spain, and extricating Blacks and mulattos from every aspect of national life.
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