How about we replace the term 'minorities' with...

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?


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