We are researchers interested in learning more about Battle Creek and the surrounding communities and the attitudes, beliefs, and backgrounds of the people here.

So, by taking our survey, you provide us with important information to better understand the lives and perspectives of Michiganders like you.

The questionnaire also helps us select participants for a follow-up, on-camera interview about your life and what it’s like being white. Whether your race is something you think about constantly or whether it's never really crossed your mind, the interview will help us know how "whiteness" has shaped your past and how you think it might shape your future. This project wants a fresh look at communities in America and race — starting with Southwest Michigan, the first of three locations.

Explore this website to find out more about the project, or take our questionnaire now to tell us more and possibly participate in an interview.