Minority (continued)

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed May 30 19:34:46 UTC 2001

On Wed, 30 May 2001, Jesse Sheidlower wrote:

> If you're interested in a slightly different challenge, we are looking for
> a pre-1976 example of 'a member of a minority group'. This is usually used
> in the plural (in such constructions as "need to hire more women and
> minorities").

Here's an earlier example:

1970 _Wall Street Journal_ 16 Jan. 15  All Federal contractors are
supposed to have been taking affirmative action to hire minorities since
the Office of Federal Contract Compliance was created in 1965.

Fred Shapiro

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