I do not agree with the use of this word anymore.
This is just a random thought that occured to me while I was out driving today, but I realized how much this word is just a bad word to use to describe a group of people.
Whenever I hear the term, like in a radio ad for a temp agency, I always think of people that are black, hispanic, asian, etc. Yet, the thought came to me that the word has no meaning when used in that context in reference to any given region when I think of it like that. Let's say I live in an area where the population of ethnicities is (throwing out random numbers) 40% black, 24% asian, 12% white, and x% hispanic. By using the term "minorites" to describe the population in the area, wouldn't the word be used to describe the number of non-black residents in that area? Same for any background/ethnicity really.
I don't get why the word is still used today. By it's usage and definition, it seems self-contradicting in my opinion.
Or maybe my random ideas aren't as clever as I'm led to befool myself with.