The term is generally used to describe a person or group of people who have a different culture, religion or language to the main one in the place or country they… live..
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An ethnic minority is an ethnic group that does not form a majority, or is not a subgroup of a larger ethnic group that forms the majority..
An ethnic group is an identity ba…sed on common ancestry, language, religion, physical appearance and geography. Not all of those are required for an ethnic group, but some are..
A minority is a group that does not form over 50% of the population, in a population where there is another group that does form over 50% of the population. (MORE)
2001, 93.5% White/European 2.3% Asian 2.1% Arab/Maghreb 1.6% Black 0.5% Other 2012, 91.5% WHITE/EUROPEAN -86.0% British White -2.7% Irish White -1.4% Form…er USSR -1.4% Other (Notably, Polish, French, Portuguese, and Germans) 3.1% ASIAN -2.0% Indian -0.7% Bangladeshi -0.4% Other (Notably Chinese, Vietnamese) 2.8% ARAB/MAGHREB -1.7% Pakistani -0.5% Afghan -0.6% Other (Notably, Algerian, Moroccan, and Iraqi) 1.8% BLACK/AFRICAN -0.9% Black British -0.5% Black African -0.4% Black Caribbean 0.8% Other -0.5% Mixed Race -0.3% Other (Latin Americans, Inuits) (MORE)
Let's back up just a step or so... Redistricting doesn't necessarily help ethnic minorities. Perhaps a better way to ask the question is, "What is the purpose of redistricti…ng?" Redistricting is regularly used to adjust congressional districts to reflect shifts in population numbers. The US Constitution and most state constitutions require this. Redistricting in this sense doesn't help ethnic minorities or anyone else in particular. But there is a type of redistricting that is designed to help ethnic minorities and other minority groups. It's called "gerrymandering." The word came from combining the last name of a 19th century governor -- "Gerry" -- with the word "salamander," which was used to describe the shape of a district that had been doctored to produce a certain result in an election. "Gerrymandering," the art of redistricting for a specific pre-determined outcome, has been around for centuries. Skillful gerrymandering can produce voting districts that defy any logic that might be based on geography or other common factor -- but that unite a voting bloc that can be depended upon to vote a certain way. If gerrymandering is aimed toward helping an ethnic minority, for example, it would involve constructing a voting district that includes an overwhelming majority of voters of that ethnic persuasion, without much regard to any other factor. The resulting district, when looked at on a map, might resemble anything, even a salamander, and might include city blocks, or even selected parts of city blocks, that are completely isolated from the remainder of the district. But the district as a whole would be depended on to render a solid vote on a certain issue or candidate or party. Gerrymandering, or "skillful redistricting," if you will, has been used for generations to enable minority populations -- primarily black -- in the US to be able to dependably and predictably send one of their own to office. It has been used to modify election results to favor minorities in spite of their locations, occupations, habits, etc. As an example, three voting districts may have a 35% black population, but no clear black majority in any one district. In such cases, historically three whites would be elected to represent these districts. Once "gerrymandered," the districts would be redrawn, literally block by block, house by house, to engineer a different outcome. The resulting voting district would be offensive to any city or county engineer. But the next election would result in a solid vote for a black from the gerrymandered district. Thus, gerrymandering, the political manipulation of a voting district, is an exercise in "outcome-based" politics. (MORE)
The legendary broadcaster Vernon Corea was appointed the BBC's first ever Ethnic Minorities Advisor. He was the first Asian to be appointed to senior management at the British… Broadcasting Corporation in the 1970s. He presented the iconic 'London Sounds Eastern,' radio programme on BBC Radio London 206 produced by Keith Yeomans. (MORE)
I was sorry to hear that Vernon had passed away on 23September. He was a pioneering influence in the BBC and helped to lay thefoundation for the work we are continuing to do …to make sure ourstaff and our programmes are truly representative of our nation'sdiverse population. We remember with gratitude and pride his launching of London SoundsEastern on BBC Radio London, and his generosity in mentoring andtraining people from ethnic minority backgrounds for the BBC. Vernon will be greatly missed for his warmth, his integrity and hiscommitment. May I offer you and your family my sincere condolencesin your loss. With kind regards and best wishes, Greg Dyke DIRECTOR-GENERAL BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION (MORE)
Vernon Hyde Minor has written: 'Critical theory of art history' -- subject(s): Art, Historiography 'Baroque & Rococo' -- subject(s): Baroque Art, European Art, Modern Art,… Rococo Art 'Passive Tranquility' 'Art history's history' -- subject(s): Art, Historiography 'Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome' (MORE)