visible minority

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visible minority (plural visible minorities)

  1. (Canada) A visually recognizable racial group, excluding aboriginal peoples, whose members constitute less than half of a population; an individual member of such a group.
    • 2007, "Visible Minorities Making Canada Increasingly Diverse," Ministry of Finance, Government of Ontario (retrieved 12 June 2008):
      Almost 4 million Canadians identified themselves as a visible minority in the 2001 Census, accounting for 13.4% of the total population.

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