Study of Race


My name is Rebecca Rangel, a doctoral candidate in Counseling Psychology at
Teachers College, Columbia University. I am writing to invite you to participate
in my dissertation study that will help me and other scholars learn about
individuals' beliefs, attitudes, behaviors and feelings regarding their race,
culture, and identities. Moreover, it will explore the effects of oppression on
the mental health of individuals living in the United States.

To qualify you must:

· Be 18 years old or older.

· Identify as a Racial or Ethnic Minority in the United States.

If you decide to take this online survey, you will be asked personal questions
asking you to identify your gender, race, ethnicity, etc. as well as questions
regarding your racial attitudes, beliefs, behaviors and emotions. No identifying
information will be asked such as your name, date of birth, etc., hence this
survey is completely anonymous. The entire survey should take you approximately
30-45 minutes.

The survey can be found at:

Your responses are anonymous and confidential. Some individuals may be
interested in learning about the results, if so, you may contact the primary
investigator indicating your desire.

You may also forward to other individuals that you know who may meet criteria.
Thank you in advance for considering participating in this important study and
assisting me in completing my final doctoral requirement.

This study has been reviewed and approved by the Teachers College, Columbia
University Institutional Review Board, IRB-approved Protocol #12-059.

*If at any time you have comments, or concerns regarding the conduct of the
research or questions about your rights as a research subject, you should
contact the Teachers College, Columbia University Institutional Review Board
/IRB. The phone number for the IRB is (212) 678-4105. Or, you can write to the
IRB at Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 W. 120th Street, New York, NY,
10027, Box 151. You may also contact me, Rebecca Rangel, via email,
rr2447@... or my faculty sponsor, Robert T. Carter via email,

Again, Thank You!


P.S> Please pass on to others!!