nonblack

adjective

non·​black ˌnän-ˈblak How to pronounce nonblack (audio)
: 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 Jews were among the most prominent and important nonblack supporters of the civil-rights movement, helping found and fund the NAACP, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and numerous black colleges and universities. Donna Brazile, WSJ, 27 May 2021 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonblack was in 1961

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“Nonblack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonblack. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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