Provost and Dean of Faculties David Quigley announced the change at Faculty Convocation on Wednesday. Students have been able to pursue a minor in the subject since 1985.
Student activists took to the Quad to draw attention to injustice and issues they saw with inequality at BC on Oct. 18. This was different from 2017, which was in response to a string of racist incidents on campus.
“In my opinion, we must respectfully juggle the fact that racism must color the way we see how amazing these activists are treated, very differently from the thoughtful leaders of the Black LIves Matter movement,” said professor C. Shawn McGuffey. “We must do both of these.”