Minority (continued)

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed May 30 19:42:32 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 a still earlier one:

1965 _Amer. Jrnl. Sociology_ LXXI. 249  A white employer's taste for
discrimination may lead him to hire Negroes, females, and other
identifiable minoriites _only_ at a rate sufficiently below the going rate
for white workers to offset the price he places upon his taste for
discrimination or his reasons--whether arising from prejudice or not--for
regarding labor supplied by minorities as but imperfectly substitutable
for that supplied by the majority.

Fred Shapiro

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