minority : Common Errors in English

About minority

In the US the term “minority” frequently refers to racial minorities, and is used not only for groups, but also for individuals. But many authorities object to calling a single person a minority, as in “We hired a minority for the job.” Even phrases like “women and minorities” bother some people. They think it should be ”members of minorities.”

minority Meaning(s)

  • (n) a group of people who differ racially or politically from a larger group of which it is a part
  • (n) being or relating to the smaller in number of two parts
  • (n) any age prior to the legal age

minority in News

  1. Minority leader open to talks on minimum wage

    By Matt Murphy State House News Service House Minority Leader Brad Jones has signaled a willingness to negotiate on a minimum wage hike for low-wage workers, prioritizing other reforms that could be beneficial for business but not slamming the
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Sentinel & Enterprise

  2. Minority-owned firms compete for $2M fund

    Cincinnati's Minority Business Accelerator is creating a $2 million fund designed to give the region's African-American and Hispanic-owned firms an important, new option to finance their growth.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer

  3. Minority teens get close look at nursing school

    Fourteen minority students are getting a close look at nursing school in New Orleans. The junior and senior high school students are participating in the three-day Future Nurses Institute, which winds up Wednesday at the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Nursing.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Erie Times-News

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