ethnic minorities

plural noun

: people who belong to an ethnic group that is a relatively small part of a population

Examples of ethnic minorities in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Consequently, organizations concerned about supply chain DEI should take steps to actively broaden their pool, with a focus towards infusing their supply chain with more diverse businesses such as those owned and led by women or ethnic minorities. Charlotte Sweeney Obe, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 China's differing college admission criteria can reflect preferential policies meant for ethnic minorities. Fox News, 21 Mar. 2024 In his role, Mr. Fagon oversees the state’s efforts to reach the social and economic equity goals enshrined in the legalization law, which aims to have half of all licenses go to people harmed by anti-cannabis policies; women; racial and ethnic minorities; distressed farmers; and disabled veterans. Ashley Southall, New York Times, 17 Mar. 2024 Separatist movements in the Middle Volga coalesced in 2018 via the Free Idel–Ural Movement, whose goal is sovereignty for ethnic minorities in Tatarstan, Bashkortostan, Chuvashia, Udmurtia, Mari El, and Mordovia. Elizabeth Barber, Harper's Magazine, 2 Feb. 2024 One in 4 was best served in a language other than English; about 63% were racial or ethnic minorities. Devi Shastri The Associated Press,, 28 Jan. 2024 The number of racial and ethnic minorities who own homes in the U.S. grew considerably from 2012-2022, with Asian Americans seeing the most growth at 63% in 2022, up from 57% a decade before. Lila MacLellan, Fortune, 21 Feb. 2024 So, too, is ensuring that all Minnesotans – especially those in racial and ethnic minorities – trust our courts to provide fair and equal access to justice. Natalie Hudson, Twin Cities, 11 Feb. 2024 Young people, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ people, women, people with low incomes and those with mental health conditions are more likely to smoke menthol cigarettes than other groups, the agency says. Mira Cheng, CNN, 5 Feb. 2024

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“Ethnic minorities.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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