Informed Consent

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We are a team of researchers interested in the types of thoughts racial minority individuals have regarding their racial/ethnic identity. If you choose to participate in this research, you will be asked to complete a brief survey, which should take approximately 25 minutes. During the survey, you will be asked to rate how strongly you agree with statements about yourself and others regarding thoughts specific to your racial/ethnic identity, as well as thoughts about your feelings and experience of others.

There are minimal risks associated with your participation, especially if you are uncomfortable with thinking and answering questions about your racial/ethnic identity. Your participation is entirely voluntary. You are not obligated to respond to any questions that you are uncomfortable answering, and you may withdraw from the study at any time without incurring any penalties. By participating, you will have the opportunity to contribute your experience as a racial/ethnic minority to the development of a scientific instrument that better represents a broad range of experiences across race and ethnicity.

Completion of this survey signifies your voluntary consent to participate in this research and that you are at least 18 years of age and live in the United States. You may discontinue your participation in this study at any time by clicking "Exit this survey" in the upper-right-hand corner of the screen.

The Towson University Institutional Review Board has approved this study. If you have any questions regarding this research or its purposes, please contact Dr. Paz Galupo, at If you have any questions pertaining to your rights as a participant, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Katz, Chairperson of the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Participants, at (410)704-2236.

Thank you for your time.


M. Paz Galupo 
Towson University
Johanna Ramirez
University of Kansas

Ijeoma Madubata
University of Houston

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* By agreeing to participate in this study I acknowledge that:

1. I am at least 18 years of age
2. I live in the United States
3. I identify as a racial/ethnic minority