Is it Time to Stop Using the Word “Minorities?”

From Phoung Ly for an article at “Is it time to stop using the term “minorities”? The word has long been used to describe people who are not white. But changing demographics make the term outdated and oxymoronic. […] Wordsmiths aren’t the only ones interested in this issue. In 2001, the San Diego City Council voted to ban “minority” and “minorities” in all official city documents. Terms like “underserved,” “people of color” or specific ethnic identifiers are used instead.” Does the word, like San Diego city officials claim, implies “being minor and inferior,” or is this a case of political correctness gone awry?

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I'm the creator of 8 Asians and one of the editors. While I'm a regular blogger to the site as well, think of my role as Barbara Walters on "The View," except without the weird white hair. During the day, I'm a Developer for a major Internet company and live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I've also been writing in my blog,, for seven years.
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