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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 November 02, 2015
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Contrary to popular belief, "black" is NOT an ethnic minority. As it stands, the "white" race is globally one of the smallest populations, mainly due to the fact the Caucasian genotype is recessive (meaning both parents must be white in order for the child to white; any deviation from this will result in a child of another race). At the moment, whites account for 7% of the world population and every day that percentage falls a little due to interacial couplings. The reason no one seems to know or care about this? Reverse racism. These days, "anti-racism" almost always means "anti-white", which is wrong, as that itself is the epitome of racism.
employer: sorry, i can't employ you, i've got an ethnic minority quota to meet.
employee: hey hey hey, hang on. i'm white, ergo THE ethnic minority *grin*
by jrrjrrjrrjrr April 20, 2008
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