What is minority?

  • (noun): Being or relating to the smaller in number of two parts.
    Example: "When the vote was taken they were in the minority"; "he held a minority position"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on minority:

Minority Leader
... politics, the minority leader is the floor leader of the second largest caucus in a legislative body ... system, the minority leader is almost inevitably either a Republican or a Democrat, with the counterpart being a member of the opposite party ... In bicameral legislatures, the counterpart to the minority leader in the lower house is often the Speaker and the majority leader is hence only the second-most senior member of the ...
Foxit - History
... Foxit was awarded the Minority Global Technology Firm of the Year in August 2011 by the Minority Business Development Association (MBDA), an agency of the U.S ... for establishing best practices and for their exemplary accomplishments in advancing minority business enterprises ...
Minority - Music
... Minority (Gigi Gryce song)" 1953 jazz standard "Minority (Green Day song)" 2000 punk rock hit single "Minority", by the English anarcho-punk band the Subhumans from their debut album The Day the ... Minority, hardcore punk group from Katowice, Poland ...
Miller V. Johnson
... gerrymandering", where racial minority-majority electoral districts are created during redistricting to increase minority Congressional representation ... to elect their candidate of choice, rather than being dispersed as a minority among numerous districts ...
Channel-Port Aux Basques - Demographics
... Canada 2006 Census Population % of Total Population Visible minority group South Asian 35 0.8% Chinese 0 0% Black 0 0% Filipino 0 0% Latin American 0 0% Arab 0 0% Southeast Asian 0 0 ...

More definitions of "minority":

  • (noun): A group of people who differ racially or politically from a larger group of which it is a part.
  • (noun): Any age prior to the legal age.
    Synonyms: nonage

Famous quotes containing the word minority:

    For those parents from lower-class and minority communities ... [who] have had minimal experience in negotiating dominant, external institutions or have had negative and hostile contact with social service agencies, their initial approaches to the school are often overwhelming and difficult. Not only does the school feel like an alien environment with incomprehensible norms and structures, but the families often do not feel entitled to make demands or force disagreements.
    Sara Lawrence Lightfoot (20th century)

    Compare the history of the novel to that of rock ‘n’ roll. Both started out a minority taste, became a mass taste, and then splintered into several subgenres. Both have been the typical cultural expressions of classes and epochs. Both started out aggressively fighting for their share of attention, novels attacking the drama, the tract, and the poem, rock attacking jazz and pop and rolling over classical music.
    W. T. Lhamon, U.S. educator, critic. “Material Differences,” Deliberate Speed: The Origins of a Cultural Style in the American 1950s, Smithsonian (1990)

    If when a businessman speaks of minority employment, or air pollution, or poverty, he speaks in the language of a certified public accountant analyzing a corporate balance sheet, who is to know that he understands the human problems behind the statistical ones? If the businessman would stop talking like a computer printout or a page from the corporate annual report, other people would stop thinking he had a cash register for a heart. It is as simple as that—but that isn’t simple.
    Louis B. Lundborg (1906–1981)