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What is a Minority Group

  • A subordinate group whose members have significantly less control or power over their lives than members of a dominant or majority group
  • Not limited to mathematical minority: example women, Blacks in South Africa, Blacks in Mississippi and South Carolina in the 1920's
  • Interchangeable with subordinate group
  • A group that experiences a narrowing of opportunities (success, education, wealth, etc) that is disproportionately low compared to their numbers in the society

Vernellia R. Randall
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Professor Emerita of Law
The University of Dayton School of Law

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