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visible minority ethnics

visible minority ethnics
 n.— «The Metropolitan Police will no longer describe black people as black, as part of a new attempt to counter charges of racism in the force. Both black and Asian people will in future be referred to as “visible minority ethnics.”» —“Blacks and Asians? No, they’re ‘visible minority ethnics’ say police” by Rajeev Syal Telegraph (U.K.) Dec. 26, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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