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.
a readily identifiable subset of the U