Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Survey on Trayvon Martin Incident, Coping Strategies, and Other Topics

Via the SJTI Listserv:

While research has explored individual acts of racism, little research has examined racism that occurs on a global level. The shooting death of Trayvon Martin has been characterized and debated as an act of modern or covert racism. Some feel that George Zimmerman targeted Trayvon based on his racial status while others feel race had no role in the incident. This study attempts to assess the influence that the Martin incident has on African Americans. Specifically, we are interested in better understanding the reactions of individuals to the incident, how it relates to the perceptions to being Black or African American, and beliefs about racism and race relations.

We are inviting you to be a participant in this study. The study includes the one-time completion of a series of questions/surveys online and a demographic form. Surveys will ask about your reactions to the Trayvon Martin incident, coping strategies, how you feel about being African American or Black, and parenting practices. We will be having a raffle for participants to win 1 of 4 $25 gift cards for your participation.

The link for the survey is https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/K68JSBD.

 Again, thank you for your participation. Please feel free to share this with other individuals that you feel may want to participate in the study.

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