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Are there problems with ethnic or religious prejudices? Gender equality?

There are not obvious problems, but scratch a little deeper and racial prejudices do exist. Gender stereotypes also exist, and it there is a bit of on-street sexual harassment, but doesn't seem severe at all. - Jan 2, 2016
Some of every kind of prejudice but I don't know that it's worse than you would find in most cities in the U.S. Many women will be annoyed by the attention from men but will not feel unsafe in most places and at most times. There are definitely skin color issues here but I don't get to experience how that plays out (since I am light skinned). I can say that I've heard more mildly racist comments from "white" Cubans than I have heard anywhere else that I've lived. Cubans claim to have achieved some kind of race equality, but that is far from the case. - May 4, 2014
Racial issues can be seen with some African American officers reporting prejudice and discrimination. - Aug 14, 2013
Like pretty much everything else, racial and gender atittudes are a frozen in time, and can seem very un-PC in today's world. - Jul 9, 2011