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Minority, Multicultural, Race, and Ethnicity Concepts
Minority, multicultural, race, and ethnicity concepts
Minority Groups Versus Multicultural Groups

Many Americans use the term “minority” to refer both to certain cultural groups' numbers in the population and to disadvantages in terms of socioeconomic status (Ho, 1987, 1992; Jun, 2010; Liu, 2011; Sue & Sue, 2003; Wilkinson, 1993). Thus, in the United States, Anglo Americans, or Whites, are not considered a “minority group” because there are too many of them (approximately 223.5 million in 2010), and as a group, their socioeconomic status is higher than that of other racial/ethnic groups (U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2010a). African Americans and Hispanics are often referred to as minority groups because they number approximately 38.9 and 50.4 million, respectively (U.S. Bureau of the ...

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