How many does it take to be "diverse"?

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Tue Feb 19 15:09:14 UTC 2008

On Feb 19, 2008, at 6:53 AM, Charlie Doyle wrote:

> Sort of like "minority" ('member of a minority group'): as in "There
> were only two minorities among the applicants." (Have we
> confabulated about that usage at some point?)

dunno, but it's now in the OED.  Mar. 2002 draft entry:

3.c.  U.S. A member of a minority group.  Usu. in pl.

e.g.: 1985 Albuquerque (New Mexico) Jrnl. 11 Dec. A3/3 During the past
year, UNM hired six minorities and 21 women.

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