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Minority Students at Loyola University Want to Cut ‘Western Civilization’ From Honors Program

Black Loyola students want to ‘eradicate focus on Western Civilization’ in honors program

Black and other minority students at Loyola University Chicago want to change the Honors Program curriculum away from its focus on Western civilization.

The Honors Black, Indigenous, People of Color Coalition described a number of goals in an Instagram post. The group appears to have deleted its entire Instagram page, as it no longer can be seen as of April 20, however the Loyola Phoenix has a screenshot of it.

Students want to “Eradicate the focus on Western Civilization and Tradition and expand the scope of the Honors 101/102 to have a greater emphasis on global intellectuality” the post said, and “Diversify faculty that will honor and respectfully teach each text with cultural competency.”

Other goals include better support for racial minority students in the honors program and recruitment of a diverse student body.

The most recent syllabus posted is for the 2018-19 school year, but based on comments made by the students, it appears to be still in use.

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