Somebody who belongs to a different ethnic or "racial" background to the majority (or just largest group) in a country/city/town etc. Initially Italians, Poles, Irish and so on were considered minorities in the US until they assimilated into the "white" majority.

Contrary to the other definition, the "Caucasian gene" is only recessive because of the racist "one drop rule". For example, the likes of Rashida Jones and Colin Powell have a skin tone that is arguably closer to "white" than "black".
John: "You know, in most large American cities, whites are outnumbered by ethnic minorities"
James: "If ethnic minority groups outnumber whites, wouldn't that make them a majority?"
John: "Only in a country divided by white vs non-white. Why haven't we Americans grown past that yet?"
by John1001 September 19, 2015
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