Experiences with Race and Ethnicity Survey

This update follows the completion of Dr. Nadal’s national book tour in Chicago. He has recently posted an update regarding this new research study for PEOPLE OF COLOR/ RACIAL ETHNIC MINORITIES, of any age, ethnicity, or gender, and will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Please review the following.

From Dr. Kevin L. Nadal:

Dear Participant,

You are invited to participate in a research study entitled “Experiences with Microaggressions”. The purpose of this research is to understand the experiences of subtle discrimination on specific racial groups. There will be approximately 300-400 participants in this study. If you decide to participate, you will be asked to complete a demographics questionnaire as well as a microaggressions questionnaire. Participation should take about 30-60 minutes and will be completed after one day. If you are a student at John Jay College, two points will be awarded towards your General Psychology 101 requirement.

The foreseeable risks of participation in this study are minimal. In order to minimize these risks, a counseling psychologist will be available for a debriefing immediately after completing the questionnaires. Also, a resource packet consisting of contact information for this study, and a referral sheet of local counselors and counseling centers will be provided. The possible benefits to you are being able to validate your experiences as a person of color. The potential benefits to society are gaining a better understanding of discrimination in order to minimize racism on institutional and individual levels in the future.

Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. You have a right to refuse to participate without consequences. If you decide not to participate, your decision will not affect your relationship with John Jay College or anyone affiliated with this project.

If you decide to participate, you may discontinue participation at any time. You may refuse to answer any specific questions or refuse to engage in any task at any time during the study. Withdrawal or refusing to answer specific questions or engage in specific tasks will not result in any consequences to you and will not affect your relationship with John Jay College or anyone affiliated with this project.

All information will be completely confidential. Information gathered from you will be kept in a locked drawer in the principal investigator’s office at John Jay College. You will not be identified individually and your responses will not have your name on them. You responses will be stored separately and will be kept anonymous.

Your signature below means that you have read this consent form, that you fully understand the nature and consequences of participation and that you have had all questions regarding participation in this study answered satisfactorily. If you have further questions about this research please feel free to contact the Principal Investigator, Dr. Kevin Nadal at (212) 237-8795, knadal@jjay.cuny.edu.

If you have any questions regarding your rights as a research participant please feel free to contact the John Jay Institutional Review Board Office at jj-irb@jjay.cuny.edu, or (212) 237-8961.

Please refer to Survey Monkey to complete this online survey.

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