Date of Graduation

Spring 5-18-2018

Document Access

Project/Capstone - Global access

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Human Rights Education (HRE)


School of Education


International and Multicultural Education (IME)

First Advisor

Dr. Melissa Ann Canlas


The purpose of this field project is to offer people an individual tool that can be used to develop critical consciousness by understanding the cycle of socialization, and within this context, racial bias/racialized practices against Black students. Through structuring an undergraduate college level course that teaches students about the Cycle of Socialization in relation to race and racialized bias, students will learn about how their early learnings, institutional and cultural influences have socialized certain ideas of race. Furthermore, this field project tackles how the U.S. education system violates Black student’s human right to equal access to quality education and creates an “opportunity gap” within the Black and African American community.