Refers to a group of people within a given society, which has little or no access to social, economic, political, or religious power. The term may connote inferior social position, or may refer to a group, which is small in number.
Human subjects term indicating a subset of the U.S. population distinguished by either racial, ethnic, or cultural heritage. Categories are: American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian, black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, and Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander. Applications and proposals should describe subgroups to be included in the research. Inclusion should be determined by the scientific questions under examination and their relevance to these groups. Not every study will include all minority groups or subgroups. Also see underrepresented minorities.
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A group of people that is either relatively small in number (but may be a numerical majority in world terms) or has little or no access to economic, political or social power. Consequently, the group may be subjected to unequal and differential treatment.
A disadvantaged group whose members, because of physical or cultural characteristics, are subjected to unequal treatment by the dominant group and who regard themselves as objects of collective discrimination.
As a group, non-Caucasians constitute a majority in numbers; thus, this term is used to refer to a variety of groups who have been disadvantaged in one way or another.
Any group that lacks power in society due to ethnicity, race, size of population, wealth, sex, handicap, intellect and/or other factors. Ethnic and racial groups may or may not be minority groups, depending on their power in society.
Refers to a group of people within a society that is either small in numbers or that has little or no access to social, economic, political or religious power. The term may imply inferior social position. In common use, Racial or Visible Minority describes people who are not White; Ethnic Minority refers to people whose ancestry is not English of Anglo-Saxon; Linguistic Minority refers to people whose first language is not English (French in Quebec).
A minority or subordinate group is a sociological group that does not constitute a politically dominant plurality of the total population of a given society. A sociological minority is not necessarily a numerical minority â€” it may include any group that is disadvantaged with respect to a dominant group in terms of social status, education, employment, wealth and political power. To avoid confusion, some writers prefer the terms "subordinate group" and "dominant group" rather than "minority" and "majority".