minority group

minority ( def 3 ).


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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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Example sentences
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.
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