Date of Award

Fall 12-9-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

B.S. Ed. Spanish



First Advisor

Dr. Carolina Moctezuma


This Capstone Project is structured as a comparative analysis of the fight for racial equality for Afro-Cubans in Cuba and how it compares to racial equality for African Americans in the United States, specifically focusing on contemporary issues relating to employment and economic opportunities, as well as police brutality. Historical background will be given on each topic within the scope of racial equality, and a comparative analysis on how they are similar and how they differ will also be provided. The overarching goal of the research on historical background and doing the comparative analysis is to synthesize both respective movements to show the importance of the relationship between Latin America and the United States, especially in today’s society. Additional original research includes survey responses of people’s thoughts, feelings, and attitudes towards diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives in their workplaces and educational environments to go along with the research done on the historical background and comparative analysis. These responses will give a better understanding as to what workplaces and college campuses can do better to serve their respective diverse populations and what this also implies for the future. All responses are anonymous, and data is only used for research and methodological purposes.

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