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minority group

minority (defs 3, 4).
1960-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for minority group
  • With the ability to manipulate the contents of districts it is indeed possible for a minority group to have majority influence.
  • With the help of minority group blocs, voters soundly rejected the tax.
  • To remove a basic right from another minority group.
  • And as long as single-member districts exist, the local political minority group is going to be screwed.
  • Two other minority group,on both sides are in fact setting the tone.
  • Same thing for any minority group, really--trying to make it our fault they treat us differently.
  • The privileged minority group that controls our media cannot allow that to happen.
  • The fateful story of a police department, a minority group--and one cop who tries to bridge the gulf.
Encyclopedia Article for minority group


a culturally, ethnically, or racially distinct group that coexists with but is subordinate to a more dominant group. As the term is used in the social sciences, this subordinancy is the chief defining characteristic of a minority group. As such, minority status does not necessarily correlate to population. In some cases one or more so-called minority groups may have a population many times the size of the dominating group, as was the case in South Africa under apartheid (c. 1950-91).

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