By Julia Pentasuglio

October 5, 2023

Loyola introduced a new interdisciplinary minor in race and ethnicity this fall to help students develop critical skills in analyzing the role race and ethnicity play in a society rooted in hierarchies of power, according to Loyola’s website.

The minor is an initiative by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Institute of Racial Justice to provide students with the opportunity to study race and ethnicity in a scholarly and systematic fashion.

The Institute of Racial Justice was founded in 2021 to generate collaboration between students, faculty and community members to consider solutions for structural racism, dean of the Institute of Racial Justice Malik Henfield wrote in an email to The Phoenix.

“We have a great team,” Henfield wrote. “and my role is to support them by providing resources and removing barriers, allowing them to do their jobs in a supportive environment.”