Though Communists claim to be "anti-racist," racism in many Communist countries is very common. In fact, the term "racism" was invented by a Communist, Leon Trotsky, as a smear term for Communists to use against opponents who they saw as blocking their path to achieve Communist goals.
When making Yugoslavia a system of autonomous republics, Tito favored Kosovo Albanian and even talked about bringing all of Albania under his rule. Lenin also turned Russia into autonomous republics, and like Tito, he did not one ethnic group will have too much power; Communist theory denies the existence of race but the adherents flip flop to favor one group over another. Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky, whose disciples include Democrats like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, borrowed his approach to identity politics. The first Ukrainians were Carpathian Russians in Austria-Hungary who denounced Orthodox Christianity for Roman Catholicism in 1893, and then when the Ukrainian People's Republic gained independence after the first Russian Revolution in 1917, he retook the country the next year and expanded it's territory, making it an artificial state in the style of the EU. When splitting the Transcaucasian republics in 1922, he gave the Armenian territory of Nagorno-Karabakh to Azerbaijan. In addition, Lenin and his Bolshevik followers created Central Asian republics, some of which never existed before, like Kazakhstan, gave them many Russian lands that did not belong to them, like Orenburg and other territories populated by Ural Cossacks and provided for building their infrastructure with gulag slave labor, hospitals, schools etc., by those in the Russian workforce, with Russians being qualified specialists.
In Cuba black people were discriminated against by society. In the first three decades of Communist rule, people who have pointed out this problem or exercised any other critic could expect to be tracked and spied on by the Fidel Castro regime. Che Guevara once said that "The negro, is indolent and lazy, and spends his money on frivolities, whereas the European is forward-looking, organized and intelligent." Only 9% of the members of the Communist Party of Cuba are black.
- See also: Left-wing Anti-Semitism
In many countries of the Warsaw Pact, Jews were called "counter-revolutionaires" or "Zionist agents". Also Joseph Stalin stated that "Every Jewish nationalist is the agent of the American intelligence service. Jewish nationalists think that their nation was saved by the USA. . . They think they are indebted to the Americans. Among doctors, there are many Jewish nationalists." Already Karl Marx declared that "Money is the jealous god of Israel, in face of which no other god may exist".
- The Word Racism is Communist Propaganda
- Antisemitism: A History. New York: Oxford University Press. Albert S. Lindemann and Richard S. Levy, pages 187-188.