Author: Alan Aja

ALAN AJA is an Adjunct Professor in the Puerto Rican & Latino Studies department at Brooklyn College (CUNY) and is a Ph.D. candidate in Public & Urban Policy at the New School. Born of Cuban parents, he has worked in Argentina, Cuba, and Texas.

The Intra-Immigrant Dilemma

"Black people should do more to help themselves. . . . We worked for everything we have. They should too." (Cuban-American Miami resident)


"[Whites] are racists by tradition and they at least know that what they're doing is not quite right . . . Cubans don't even think there is anything wrong with it. That is the way they've always related, period." (African-American Miami resident)*