minority

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sexual minority

A phrase said of one whose sexual orientation is not completely heterosexual. It is typically used as an adjective (i.e. "sexual minority males"). When I worked in the counseling center, many of my patients were sexual minority teenagers.
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be in a minority of one

To be alone in a particular interest or viewpoint. If you voted for that candidate, you're in a minority of one in our house.
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be in a/the minority

To be in a group that is less than the majority. As the only girl in a house full of boys, I'm definitely in the minority. With those progressive views, you'll be in the minority around these parts.
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be in a/the miˈnority

form much less than half of a large group: Men are in the minority in this profession.
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be in a minority of ˈone

(often humorous) be the only person to have a particular opinion or to vote a particular way: Hannah didn’t like the music, but she realized that she’d be in a minority of one if she said anything negative about it.
See also: minority, of, one
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Accordingly the Sikhs in Punjab, Muslims in Jammu and Kashimir and Christians in Nagaland and Sikhim are not minorities (T.
Two of eight senior managers and three of 19 corporate officers are black, including Chief Marketing Officer Margaret Jenkins, who oversees a budget of $50 million and spends nearly $16 million on marketing to minorities.
During these four decades, a second generation of discrimination has emerged which serves to abridge or deny minorities their equal voting rights.
Minorities report that, by rigorously exploring how to succeed, IE demystifies graduate school More importantly, students note that IE provides an opportunity to contemplate in an entrepreneurial fashion how to utilize their intellectual capital to give back to the community.
In light of the dearth of research available on how sexual minorities negotiate homophobia in day-to-day interactions, it may be reasonable to refer to some aspects of Philomena Essed's work on "everyday racism.
The finding that mattering did not significantly predict wellness for the minority group was surprising in that a positive sense of mattering has been linked with an overall sense of well-being, particularly for minorities (Herring, 1997; Noam, 1999).
I don't see the number of minorities in medical schools increasing the next few years," said Ukpo.
He argues in his opening chapter that viewing whites as a future minority not only assumes that all minorities share the same social position, it also "discounts the ability" of non-black minority groups to assimilate into the white majority.
Unfortunately, there are often limited opportunities for racial and ethnic minorities to receive training in CAM research due to a lack of resources at their home institutions, a lack of opportunities to develop the research skills via both didactic training and interactions with a critical mass of CAM research scientists, and a lack of state-of-the-art technology relevant to CAM.
This sets the stage for some of the basic arguments of the book that historically religious minorities have been a minute group, which unlike some Muslim ethnic groups, have had no claim on any discrete part of Iran's territory.
As minorities move up the ladder, from newly hired graduate status toward partnership levels of a firm, each group experiences different degrees of upward mobility.
Based on the 1990 National Census data, it is projected that by the year 2010, ethnic and racial minorities (Asian Americans, African-Americans and Hispanics) as a group will constitute a 51% population majority in the United States, with Caucasians becoming a minority (Wheaton, 1995; Walton, 1994).
My favorite paragraph in this document is what I call the "desperate" clause: "Goals for minorities and a separate single goal for women have been established.
Similarly, statistical imbalances in its work force impelled Eagan, MN-based Northwest Airlines in 1991 to spend $40 million to accelerate the hiring and promotion of minorities, establish minority scholarships, and award back pay to minority employees.