Minority Groups

18 Oct , 2019

A social science term used to refer to members of designated social groupings that are differentiated or differentiable from mainstream society. Minority groups: experience discrimination and subordination; have physical and / or cultural traits that set them apart, and for which they are marginalised by the dominant group; have a shared sense of collective identity and common burdens; socially-shared rules about who belongs and who does not determine minority status; tend to marry within the group.[IAIA, 2015]