Minority (continued)

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed May 30 19:48:14 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").

And still earlier:

1951 _Journal of Negro Education_ XX. 330  There are also other factors
operating against discrimination:...direct campaigns of some local civic
groups to encourage the hiring of minorities especially in white-collar

Fred Shapiro

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