Follow-up White Studies/White Racism Survey

The Follow-up White Studies/White Racism survey is designed by the Hoop Institute to solicit demographic, attitudinal, and interpersonal information from participants in either the summer institute-White Studies and Eradicating White Racism (1998-present) or participants in the December and Spring quarter White Racism courses at DePaul University (1998-present). All data are confidential. If you would like to develop a more permanent relationship with the Hoop Institute through our upcoming workshops on White Studies and Eradicating White Racism and the Diversity Assessment System (DAS), please contact us at hoopinstitute.org.

Your Name:

1. Sex

Male
Female

2. Age



3. During which year in school did you take this course?

Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Graduate Student
Community Member
Other

4. Race/Ethnicity

Black/African-American
White/European-American
Hispanic/Latino
Asian
Native American
Other

If you selected other, please specify.



5. I grew up in this type of environment:

Urban
Suburban
Small Town
Rural

6. I grew up in the following state:


Please enter the two letter abbreviation of a state, or leave blank if you did not grow up in the United States.

7. I currently live in the following ZIP code:



8. My father (stepfather or male guardian):

Works full-time
Has a regular part-time job
Works only during certain times of the year or once is a while
Goes to school full-time
Does not work for pay and is not in school full-time
I don't know
Not applicable

9. My mother (stepmother or female guardian):

Works full-time
Has a regular part-time job
Works only during certain times of the year or once is a while
Goes to school full-time
Does not work for pay and is not in school full-time
I don't know
Not applicable
Please indicate the occupation(s)/job(s) that your parents have had over the last five years from most recent to least recent.

10. Father:



11. Mother:


Indicate the HIGHEST level of education completed by each person. Mark one answer for each column. (If you do not have a stepmother or stepfather, just mark "does not apply.")

12. Father:

Some grade school
Finished grade school
Some high school
Finished high school
Some college or 2-year degree
4-year college graduate
Some school beyond college
Professional or graduate degree
Don't know
Does not apply

13. Mother:

Some grade school
Finished grade school
Some high school
Finished high school
Some college or 2-year degree
4-year college graduate
Some school beyond college
Professional or graduate degree
Don't know
Does not apply

14. Stepfather:

Some grade school
Finished grade school
Some high school
Finished high school
Some college or 2-year degree
4-year college graduate
Some school beyond college
Professional or graduate degree
Don't know
Does not apply

15. Stepmother:

Some grade school
Finished grade school
Some high school
Finished high school
Some college or 2-year degree
4-year college graduate
Some school beyond college
Professional or graduate degree
Don't know
Does not apply

16. What year did you participate in the White studies and Eradicating White Racism Summer Institute?

Summer, 1998
Summer, 1999
Summer, 2000
Summer, 2001
Summer, 2002
Summer, 2003
I did not participate in the Summer Institute

17. What quarter did you participate in the White Racism course?

December, 1998
December, 1999
December, 2000
December, 2001
December, 2002
December 2003
Spring, 1999
Spring, 2000
Spring, 2001
Spring, 2002
Spring, 2004
I did not participate in the White Racism course

18. Please describe in one word, using your own vocabulary, the impact the White Studies or White Racism course had on you?



19. How many conferences or activities on White studies, anti-racism, White racism and/or social justice have you attended since the Whites Studies or White Racism course?

None
A few
Some
A lot, but not many
Many

If you selected "a few", "some", "a lot", or "many" please describe the conferences or activities you attended.



20. How many articles, books, and magazines have you read on topics related to anti-racism, White studies and/or social justice?

None
A few
Some
A lot, but not many
Many

If you selected "a few", "some", "a lot", or "many" please describe the materials you have read.



21. How many films, documentaries, plays and performances have you attended that were related to anti-racism, White studies and/or social justice?

None
A few
Some
A lot, but not many
Many

If you selected "a few", "some", "a lot", or "many" please describe the films, documentaries, plays, performances etc.



22. In what ways do you think about yourself differently than you did before either the White studies or White racism courses?

Very different
Different
Don't know
Not too different
Not different at all

23. What one specific thing that you learned / experienced during the course remains with you as most true about the world around you?



24. What one specific thing that you learned / experienced during the course seems the least accurate about the world around you?



What have you done, on a daily basis, to remain conscious of White racism in the United States? Please check all that apply.

25. Nothing



26. Sometimes I pay attention to my everyday interactions with all people and maybe say something when prejudice and discrimination occurs while most of time I don't say anything



27. I pay attention to my everyday interactions with all people and say something when prejudice or discrimination appears to be happening



28. It has been very difficult for me to pay attention to my everyday interactions with all people because race is just not an issue everyday for me.



29. I'm still trying to pay more attention to my interactions with all people and respond appropriately when race is involved.



30. I have never had a negative thought about an African American male.

Strongly agree
Agree
Don't know
Disagree
Strongly disagree

31. I am comfortable in situations when I am the only person of my race and ethnicity.

Very comfortable
Comfortable
Don't know
Uncomfortable
Very uncomfortable

32. Since taking the course I've become more aware of spaces and places where Whites are the only groups represented.

Yes
No

33. I could use more intensive race training workshops.

Strongly agree
Agree
Don't know
Disagree
Strongly disagree

34. During the past year, how many times were you involved in activities or organized efforts to eradicate White racism?

0 times
2-4 times
5-7 times
8-10 times

If you selected a number greater than zero times, what activities were you involved with?



35. Since the New Year, how many times have you been consciously aware of White racism in your daily affairs?

Zero or None
One time
More than a couple of times
Frequently but not a lot
A lot
Most of the time but not all the time
All the time

36. Describe at least one everyday life event, situation, or circumstance, since the New Year, when you were consciously aware of White racism.



37. Over the past year how many times have you had a conversation with a person of color on issues related to White racism?

0 times
2-4 times
5-7 times
8-10 times

38. Since taking either the White Studies or White Racism course have you been involved in conversations with White people about White racism?

No (I don't think I'm ready)
A few times (but I felt uncomfortable during these conversations)
Yes (but I felt the conversation was disappointing)
Yes (I felt the conversation seemed to make a difference)
Yes (I felt the conversation made a difference and I was comfortable during the conversation)

39. Have you been in a situation where you stood up against White privileges?

Yes
No

If you answered "yes" please describe the situation and what you did.



40. Was there a time since the course that you could have stood up against White Racism, but you didn't? For example during a family holiday, a grandparent makes a racist comment and you let it go by without saying anything.

Yes
No

If yes, please explain why you didn't say anything?



41. How much do you regret not doing anything?

Extremely regretful
Very regretful
Somewhat regretful
Only a little regretful
Not at all regretful
Not applicable

42. Have you encountered any obstacles while challenging White racism?

Yes
No

If you answered "yes" please describe the obstacles.



43. Have you built relationships with people of color and Whites that have developed strategies to confront White privileges and White racism?

Yes
No

If you answered "yes" please describe the relationships.



44. On a scale of 1 - 100, with 1 being the lowest: How big of a problem is White racism in this country?



45. On a scale of 1 - 100, with 1 being the most uncomfortable: How comfortable are you, overall, with your life right now?



46. Since taking the White Studies or White Racism course, are there other changes that you have made in your views or interactions with others that this survey may have over looked?



47. Do you have any suggestions for ways to change the course or add additional materials to the course like books, articles, films, music, guest speakers, or organizations that you know doing similar work?



48. In the space provided, please let us know how the course changed your understanding of White racism and White Studies in the United States.



Thank for taking the time to complete the on-line survey. We at the Hoop Institute value your input. If you would like to learn more about the results of this survey please contact us at hoopinstitute.org.

 

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