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, 31 May 2020 Studies show nonblack teachers are less likely to recommend black students for gifted and talented programs. Erin Richards, USA TODAY, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 19 Sep. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of nonblack

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 20 Aug. 2022.

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