What is visible minority?

Visible Minority

A visible minority is a person or group visibly not one of the majority race in a given population. The term is used primarily in Canada, as a demographic category by Statistics Canada, in connection with that country's Employment Equity policies. The qualifier "visible" is important in the Canadian context where political divisions have traditionally been determined by language (English vs. French) and religion (Catholics vs. Protestants) - "invisible" traits.

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Some articles on visible minority:

Cottam, Ontario - Demographics
... References 2001 ... Canada 2006 Census Population % of Total Population Visible minority group South Asian 0 0% Chinese 30 0.1% Black 190 0.9% Filipino 20 0.1% Latin American 395 1.9% Arab 80 0.4 ...
Charlottetown - Demography
... Canada 2006 Census Population % of Total Population Visible minority group South Asian 70 0.2 Chinese 115 0.4 Black 260 0.8 Filipino 0 ... Latin ...
Demographics Of Edmonton - Ethnicity
... Also in 2006, visible minorities accounted for 22.9% of the population, while 5.3% of Edmontonians were considered Aboriginal and 71.8% were considered Caucasian ... Visible minority and Aboriginal population Population group Population (2011) % of total population (2011) Population (2006) % of total population (2006) White 514,935. 2,150 0.3% 1,255 0.2% Multiple visible minorities 6,665 0.8% 4,940 0.7% Total visible minority population 238,755 30% 165,465 22.9% Aboriginal group First ...
Visible Minority - Controversy
... The classification “visible minorities” has attracted controversy ... Another criticism arises regarding the composition of “visible minorities” as defined by the Canadian government ... Critics have noted that the groups comprising “visible minorities” have little in common with each other, as they include some disadvantaged ethnic groups and other groups who are not ...
Demographics Of Vancouver - Ethnic Origin - Tables of Ethnicities (for Census Metropolitan Area) - Ethnicities
... In the city of Vancouver, 47.1% of the population are members of visible minority groups as of the 2001 Census ... percent of the city's population, are not considered a visible minority group by Statistics Canada ... Latin American 8,225 1.4 First Nations 7,510 1.3 Mixed visible minority 7,320 1.3 Black 5,290 0.9 West Asian 5,355 0.9 Métis 3,230 0.6 Arab 1,875 0.3 Other visible minority 990 0.2 Inuit 40 0 ...

Famous quotes containing the words minority and/or visible:

    The hard truth is that what may be acceptable in elite culture may not be acceptable in mass culture, that tastes which pose only innocent ethical issues as the property of a minority become corrupting when they become more established. Taste is context, and the context has changed.
    Susan Sontag (b. 1933)

    Food probably has a very great influence on the condition of men. Wine exercises a more visible influence, food does it more slowly but perhaps just as surely. Who knows if a well-prepared soup was not responsible for the pneumatic pump or a poor one for a war?
    —G.C. (Georg Christoph)