Informed Consent

This research project is being conducted by Patricia Luckoo, Candidate for Doctorate of Community Psychology at National Louis University, Chicago, Illinois. The study, “Deconstructing Negative Stereotypes, Attitudes, and Myths About Black Women:  Factors That Perpetuates Racism Post-slavery - and Empowerment Through Education, Awareness and Controlling The Narrative ” will be active from April 2017 – July 2017.

The purpose of the study is to examine enduring stereotypes, attitudes, and myths about Black women and their impact in contemporary times. The procedure involves completing an online survey that will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Your participation is anonymous. No identifying information is required or will be requested that identifies you as a participant. Your participation is voluntary and does not involve any physical or emotional risk to you beyond that of everyday life. Further, information gained from this study may be published or otherwise reported to scholarly bodies and used to help develop interventions for black women, influence socioeconomic advancement, eliminate negative stereotypes and foster empowerment.

By signing below, you are indicating that you have read the description of the study, and have agreed that you are 18 or older and are providing consent to participate in a research project conducted by Patricia Luckoo, a doctoral student at National Louis University, Chicago, IL.

If you have any concerns or questions before or during participation that has not been addressed by the researcher, you may contact the co-chairs of NLU’s Institutional Research Review Board:  Shaunti Knauth; email:; phone: 312-261-3527; or Wendy Gardiner; email:; phone:  312-261-3112. Co-chairs are located at National Louis University, 122 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL.

Thank you in advance. 

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• you voluntarily agree to participate
• you are at least 18 years of age

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