By: Diane Benjamin
Did you get this email?
You are being contacted in hopes you might allow your student to participate in a research study being conducted by Tyra Jackson at ISU. If your adolescent chooses to participate, they will be asked to complete a 5-minute online survey and a few activities during an in-person session that will take about 15 minutes. After completion of all activities, all students will receive a $15 gift card.
If you are interested in having your adolescent sign up, click here for additional information about the study.
Thank you in advance for your time.
Tyra Jackson, B.S.
Illinois State University
“Click here” takes you to this link: https://illinoisstate.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_br0MdtKINKQnNL8
Problems I see:
- Parents will know the purpose of the study, the participants aren’t suppose to know. Anyone believe the kids won’t know?
- The researcher is trying to determine how what amounts to micro-aggressions effect learning. The results will promote division. Kids are easily offended when no offense was intended, their coping skills change daily. Answers to the questions asked could easily change depending on how the participants feel the day they answered the questions.
- Different questions (or additional ones) will be asked to “People of Color”?
Read the second paragraph. Will non-“People of Color” be eliminated from the study after the first 5 minute survey?
Remember when America strove to be a color-blind society? Remember when character was all that mattered? The majority of people still want that America. Does the Doctorial Candidate believe color-blind is racism? That’s what BLM spews.
Is this researcher trying to find proof the above never worked using kids?
Why don’t researchers ever study kids who don’t care about color? How do they navigate the teen years without crumbling into tears on the floor because of perceived micro-aggressions?
I purposely didn’t post excerpts from the link. The person doing the research is a doctoral candidate. ISU has been promoting division with micro-aggressions for years. Most people just call them life. https://search.illinoisstate.edu/?clientID=isuhome&q=micro+aggression
Being offended is voluntary. People who want to be offended will be.
This project might be nothing but a blame game. The link claims the results “may” be published. They should be published if your kids are being used for the results.