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 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 Just a quarter of a century earlier, national data show, nonblack students accounted for only about 15 percent of students at these schools. Washington Post, "A historically black college in Maryland is growing — by enrolling Hispanic, white and international students," 9 Oct. 2019 Alabama Montgomery: National party officials are expressing concern that the Alabama Democratic Party isn’t doing enough to attract more nonblack minorities. USA TODAY, "Momoa at Mauna Kea, Confederate context, Guthrie garbage tribute: News from around our 50 states," 2 Aug. 2019 And in December, Keisha Lance Bottoms became the second black woman to win the mayoral race in Atlanta following a bruising contest that almost led to the first nonblack mayor elected in the city in 44 years. P.r. Lockhart, Vox, "London Breed’s historic San Francisco mayoral victory comes as a wave of black women seek political power," 14 June 2018 African American public officials were much more likely to favor the removal of Confederate symbols than were nonblack public officials. Jordan Carr Peterson, Washington Post, "What persuades elected officials to remove Confederate symbols? Framing it as good for business.," 21 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of nonblack

1961, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jan 2020

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“Nonblack.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonblack. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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