nonblack

adjective
non·​black | \ ˌnän-ˈblak How to pronounce nonblack (audio) \

Definition of nonblack

: not of or relating to African American people or their culture attended predominantly nonblack schools

Examples of nonblack in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most are not names known to many nonblack people in the United States. NBC News, "'Not being fully free': The toll of everyday racism on black Americans," 31 May 2020 Studies show nonblack teachers are less likely to recommend black students for gifted and talented programs. Erin Richards, USA TODAY, "New York is in uproar over push to ax gifted programs. This school is doing it anyway," 14 Jan. 2020 Just a quarter of a century earlier, national data show, nonblack students accounted for only about 15 percent of students at these schools. Talia Richman, baltimoresun.com, "A historically black college in Maryland is growing — by enrolling Hispanic, white and international students," 19 Sep. 2019 Even though black ex-felons are overwhelmingly Democratic, the racial breakdown reveals that there are many more nonblack ex-felons, whose political preferences are much less certain. Marc Meredith, Vox, "Why letting ex-felons vote probably won’t swing Florida," 2 Nov. 2018 Just a quarter of a century earlier, national data show, nonblack students accounted for only about 15 percent of students at these schools. Talia Richman, baltimoresun.com, "A historically black college in Maryland is growing — by enrolling Hispanic, white and international students," 19 Sep. 2019 Just a quarter of a century earlier, national data show, nonblack students accounted for only about 15 percent of students at these schools. Talia Richman, baltimoresun.com, "A historically black college in Maryland is growing — by enrolling Hispanic, white and international students," 19 Sep. 2019 Just a quarter of a century earlier, national data show, nonblack students accounted for only about 15 percent of students at these schools. Talia Richman, baltimoresun.com, "A historically black college in Maryland is growing — by enrolling Hispanic, white and international students," 19 Sep. 2019 Just a quarter of a century earlier, national data show, nonblack students accounted for only about 15 percent of students at these schools. Talia Richman, baltimoresun.com, "A historically black college in Maryland is growing — by enrolling Hispanic, white and international students," 19 Sep. 2019

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1961, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonblack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonblack. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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