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- A group of people who have a different ethnicity, religion, language or culture to that of the majority of people in the place where they live.
2011 December 14, Angelique Chrisafis, “Rachida Dati accuses French PM of sexism and elitism”, Guardian:
- Dati launched a blistering attack on the prime minister, François Fillon, under whom she served as justice minister, accusing him of sexism, elitism, arrogance and hindering the political advancement of ethnic minorities.
people with different characteristics to those of the majority