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    minority?

    Hello Everyone,

    It seems to me that minority and ethnic communities has the same meaning. Is that so?

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    Exclamation Re: minority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    Generally that is true - both mean about the same thing. There are, of course, exceptions. For example, it is predicted that within a few years Mexican-Americans will become the majority of people in California. When that happens, the whites (those descended from Europeans) will become the minority. Though they may be in the minority, I don't believe that they would be considered to be a part of an ethnic community.
    I agree, there is a difference, in the sense that Minority is a noun broadly represents a smaller group thought to be different from the larger group of an area or country, of which it is part. In some countries/socities women are in minority. They(the group) can not be termed as ethnic.
    Ethnic is adjective that describes the difference between the two groups, relating to a particular race, nation, or tribe and their customs and traditions; as:
    Ethnic/religious minority: a national or racial group living in a country or area which contains a larger group of people of a different race or nationality
    There is racial discrimination against doctors from ethnic minorities.(doctors having different nationality)
    The legislation aimed at providing equal rights for religious minorities. (a smaller group having different religious faith, the group can be termed as ethnic minority)
    Last edited by sarat_106; 22-Jan-2010 at 06:09.

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    Re: minority?

    Quote Originally Posted by sarat_106 View Post
    I agree, there is a difference, in the sense that Minority is a noun broadly represents a smaller group thought to be different from the larger group of an area or country, of which it is part. In some countries/socities women are in minority. They(the group) can not be termed as ethnic.
    Ethnic is adjective that describes the difference between the two groups, relating to a particular race, nation, or tribe and their customs and traditions; as:
    Ethnic/religious minority: a national or racial group living in a country or area which contains a larger group of people of a different race or nationality
    There is racial discrimination against doctors from ethnic minorities.(doctors having different nationality)
    The legislation aimed at providing equal rights for religious minorities. (a smaller group having different religious faith, the group can be termed as ethnic minority)
    excellent explanation!!

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