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Majority/ Minority issues


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Is there even a majority or a minority? What do we define as a minority? Is it healthy to attempt to place the importance of the minority over the majority because they may have faced discrimination?

A minority is defined as:

  1. The smaller in number of two groups forming a whole.
  2. A group or party having fewer than a controlling number of votes.
  3. A racial, religious, political, national, or other group thought to be different from the larger group of which it is part.

So. The word "minority" has many different possible definitions; whether racial/ethnic, religious, sexual, or even in regards to wealth (contrasting the wealthiest to the majority of the "poorer" population.) You could even consider people with certain health problems or disabilities as minorities. Really, the word minority is an umbrella term. Pretty much anyone could be considered a minority based on trait differences and differences in social status. We are, as a country, diverse. So does that not male "minorities" the majority? How do we distinguish between the normal minorities and the ones deserving of special treatment? Where do we draw the line?

Is it fair to paint some minorities as martyrs for struggles that they have faced when other minorities have faced struggles as well? Where does the discrimination stop? (LMAO)

Seriously. I need all of you to help me figure this out.

 

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