The Race, Inequality, and Policy Initiative (RIPI) is a multidisciplinary research initiative created to support research, teaching and community engagement activities that enhance our understanding of and address the racial, ethnic and gender inequities and inequalities that exist in the U.S.


The mission of RIPI is twofold. First, the initiative seeks to support faculty who conduct research and teach about policies that promote or diminish racial, ethnic and gender inequalities and inequities particularly on topics surrounding immigration, education, housing, environmental policy and crime. Second, the initiative seeks to engage students in research and community projects on projects that address racial, ethnic and gender inequalities that are transformative and useful for the community at large. 


RIPI’s mission is accomplished through a speaker series, a virtual library, faculty research seminars, race and policy conferences,
and a student-led mentoring program. 


The Latinx Vote and the 2020 Election

Join Dr. Betina Cutaia Wilkinson (Associate Chair & Associate Professor of the Politics and International Affairs department) as she discusses her research on the Latinx Vote in the 2020 Elections. A Q & A session will follow her research presentation. Please use the link…

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Latinxs and the Covid-19 Pandemic

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Gabriel R. Sanchez on Latinxs and the Covid-19 Pandemic. The Zoom webinar event will take place on October 27, 2020 at 5pm. View a recording of the event here: https://wakeforest-university.zoom.us/rec/share/csADzjh_tlWoP_NRZZy8e4F7zHn5UwTULMO0-mKXpDhKvV2TUlqhBs4aBwN_Qa3Z.GYdG5h-KiN5OPUJL Passcode: vuN2!N$e 

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Mobilized by Injustice

The Race, Inequality, and Policy Initiative presents Mobilized by Injustice. A book presentation on the impact that the criminal justice system has on American Democracy by Dr. Hannah Walker. October 8, 2020, 5:00 pm via Zoom. View a recording of the event here –…

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