non-His·​pan·​ic ˌnän-hi-ˈspa-nik How to pronounce non-Hispanic (audio)
: not Hispanic
non-Hispanic white voters
non-Hispanic noun

Examples of non-Hispanic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But interestingly, the rates of rise of young onset colorectal cancer are steepest in non-Hispanic whites such that some of those disparities are actually narrowing because of this stark increase among the white population. Dana Taylor, USA TODAY, 20 May 2024 National Center for Education Statistics data shows that in Mississippi's North Bolivar Consolidated School District, private school students are 125 times as likely to be non-Hispanic white as public school students are. Talisa Treviño, ABC News, 17 May 2024 African American adults are 60% more likely than non-Hispanic white adults to be diagnosed with diabetes and twice as likely to die from diabetes, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health. Angela Roberts, Baltimore Sun, 20 Mar. 2024 According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the prevalence of diabetes in non-Hispanic Blacks is 12.1%, versus only 6.9% percent in non-Hispanic whites. Taayoo Murray, Essence, 11 May 2024 The increase was seen across all racial and ethnic populations, the study found, but children with young, non-Hispanic Black parents saw the highest increase in rate of loss each year, with about a 24% increase in overdose deaths annually. Kerry Breen, CBS News, 8 May 2024 Racial and ethnic minorities including Black, Indigenous, Hispanic and other groups of color were found to have less per capita income than non-Hispanic whites. Laura Daniella Sepulveda, The Arizona Republic, 7 May 2024 By 2045, non-Hispanic white people will no longer be the majority of the population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Barron Witherspoon, Sr., Fortune, 19 Apr. 2024 In the Miami area, some of those independents are smaller Latin companies that are taking Hispanic and non-Hispanic business formerly held by the larger chains. Miami Herald Archives, Miami Herald, 16 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of non-Hispanic was in 1920

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“Non-Hispanic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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