The state treasurer shall annually deposit an amount prescribed in this section out of the general revenue fund pursuant to section The state treasurer shall administer the fund, and the moneys in such fund, except the appropriate percentage of any refund made of taxes collected under the provisions of chapter , shall be used solely by the division of tourism of the department of economic development to carry out the duties and functions of the division as prescribed by law. Moneys deposited in the division of tourism supplemental revenue fund shall be in addition to a budget base in each fiscal year.
For fiscal year , such budget base shall be six million two hundred thousand dollars, and in each succeeding fiscal year the budget base shall be the prior fiscal year's general revenue base plus any additional appropriations made to the division of tourism, including one hundred percent of the prior fiscal year's deposits made to the division of tourism supplemental revenue fund pursuant to this section. The general revenue base shall decrease by ten percent in each fiscal year following fiscal year Notwithstanding the provisions of section In fiscal years to , a portion of general revenue determined pursuant to this subsection shall be deposited to the credit of the division of tourism supplemental revenue fund pursuant to subsection 1 of this section.
The director of revenue shall determine the amount deposited to the credit of the division of tourism supplemental revenue fund in each fiscal year by computing the previous year's total appropriation into the division of tourism supplemental revenue fund and adding to such appropriation amount the total amount derived from the retail sale of tourist-oriented goods and services collected pursuant to the following sales taxes: If the increase in such sales taxes derived from the retail sale of tourist-oriented goods and services in the fiscal year three years prior to the fiscal year in which each deposit shall be made is at least three percent over such sales taxes derived from the retail sale of tourist-oriented goods and services generated in the fiscal year four years prior to the fiscal year in which each deposit shall be made, an amount equal to one-half of such sales taxes generated above a three percent increase shall be calculated by the director of revenue and the amount calculated shall be deposited by the state treasurer to the credit of the division of tourism supplemental revenue fund.
It magnifies difference; race is doing that work of hierarchization.
The Supplemental Tourist
I like to think of Bob Marley's song "War": Difference refers to hierarchy, power, and who determines what physical variations mean. Difference is not natural; difference is done, created, enacted. The article illustrates the flexibility of racial categories in a space where tourists are seekers of novel experience and hosts are sellers of a structured presentation of cultural traits and performances.
The devaluation of blackness is challenged by "cultural whitening," where people like yourself transcend the normal Cuban divides.
As an ethnographer, you also spent time outside of tourist zones. Did your interlocutors make moves to validate your presence through re-racing you, so to speak? It depends on how close people got to me.
In the context of the terms I use in the article, I would have been mulaticized in my partial belonging. In some cases, neighbors may have had cultural capital on their minds, that maybe they thought they would get some benefit from associating with me as a foreigner. Whereas other people who got to know me, would sit down and talk to me and learn about my family and what my life was like in the United States. As I wrote in my book, Cuban Color in Tourism and la Lucha, some people always saw me as foreign and would continue speaking to me in English though I was responding to them in Spanish.
From Lost to Found Travel
Others would see me as being so much like them that they would forget about my foreign status and start speaking rapidly or assume that I knew things. I'd have to remind them that no no no, I'm a foreigner, I am not a Cuban woman so you have to slow down and explain things to me. What is an indicator of difference in your classroom? Experiment with dividing the class based on the type of bag students carry, or another material marker besides physical appearance.
T/racing Belonging through Cuban Tourism — Cultural Anthropology
What are the students' impressions of this sort of manufactured difference? Roland presents the relationship between the tourist and the host as one of controlled access to difference. What are some experiences students have had with travel and tourism, even within their own cities? What gatekeeping practices did they encounter from the people offering them access to an exotic experience?
What are some examples that show how we are not, truly, "post-race"? Related Articles Cultural Anthropology has published a number of articles that focus on racializing practices and difference, including several other articles in this issue on race , Michael Montoya's " Bioethnic Conscription: About the Author adapted from department website L.