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 A two-part Racism Scale has some intriguing wording to promote self-evaluation and identify change. There are no psychometric data on the website but it is popular and has been revised several times. I think researchers could easily quantify the measuring bars on each scale and use this to identify group averages, trends, and changes following interventions. Please post a link if you see the scale in a peer-reviewed publication or professional conference. Read more about the psychology of race and racism. You can download a copy of the scale in pdf format from the website -here is the link to the website: Following is a photo of the scale: If you are considering a survey project, please take a look at my book, Creating Surveys on AMAZON Cite this blog Sutton, G.W. (2020, August 15). Racism scale. Assessment, Statistics, & Research . Read more about the psychology of prejudice and discrimina

Racial Microaggression Scale (RMAS)

The Racial Microaggression Scale (RMAS) published in 2012 contains 52 items rated on a 4-point Likert Scale and organized in six categories: Invisibility, Criminality, Low achieving/ Undesirable culture, Sexualization, Foreigner/ Does not belong, Environmental Invalidation. Participants rate the items for experience from "never to often." If an act occurred, then they are asked to rate its level of stress from "not at all" to "high level." Sample Items 1. Because of my race, other people assume that I am a foreigner. 18. I am singled out by police or security people because of my race. 23. Other people act as if all of the people of my race are alike. 49. I feel invisible because of my race. The full scale is available from the PsycTESTS database below. Reliability and Validity These factors were assessed and published in 2012. See the reference below. Alpha for the full 52 items was .949 The items were organ

Charting Police Shootings to death by Race and Year

The vertical bar chart is a useful method to show comparisons provided the data are accurate. The following chart presents data for three large major race groups in the US. Chart from Statista for August 2020-  See their page for current data, charts, and additional resources. According to the US census, the estimated population of the US in 2019 was 328,239,523. The estimated and rounded percentages of the major groups are:   White 77%   Black/ African American 13%   Hispanic/Latino 18% According to , police shootings (to death) of Whites declined between 2017-2019, dropped then increased for Blacks, and for Hispanics. Considering the small percentage of the population for Blacks and Hispanics, they fare worse than do Whites. See the statisca chart. Here's the link to the Statista chart . Ad Learn more about creating surveys, including calculating and reporting statistics in  Creating Surveys on AMAZON    or   GOOGLE  Worldwide Connectio