Phuong Ly asks whether it's time to stop using the term “minorities," in part so we can avoid sentences like this one from the Associated Press:
For the first time, minorities make up the majority of babies in the U.S. ...
But news organizations are struggling to find a better word to replace it. One option, Ly writes, is the acronym AHANA. Suggestions from readers include:
How about Americans?
How about people?
...just describe whatever group are the actual minorities.
As ethnic groups, each is a minority. To use majority would be confusing and borderline tendentious, as if non-whites were conspiring together to form a presumptive majority.
What's your pick?