Minorities can be defined depending on specific context, but generally this category makes up either a subgroup that does not form a majority of the total population or a group that, while not necessarily a numerical minority, is disadvantaged or otherwise has less political or economic power than a dominant group. The most prevalent form of minority groups (i.e., ethnic minorities) constituted less than 20% of the United States in 1980, and yet the projections are that by 2060, only 43% of all Americans will be those now referred to as “white.” The non-Hispanic whites will cease to be a majority by 2044 according to U.S. Census Bureau projections, or by 2055, according to the Pew Research Center projections. The racial tapestry is also being ...

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