the smaller in number of two groups constituting a whole
Minorities is not always accurate. As it deals with numbers, often the insinuation of racial minorities is inaccurate, as communities of colour often outnumber white communities.
By repeatedly referring to groups as "minorities," they are being infantised and made to feel minor.
minoritised, or omit
groups resulting from social constructs have grant less power or representation compared to other members or groups in society
Minoritised places the emphasis on the power struggle, and on the systemic issues at play. It's also an adjective, which requires you to add "group" or "people" so it's people-first language
It removes the pejorative nature of "minorities".
minorities, or omit
English as second language (ESL) noun
the teaching of English to people who speak a different language and who live in a country where English is the main language spoken
Monolinguist, English-only speakers often refer to people who don't speak English natively as "ESL" or say they are learning a "second language". More often than not, this is not true, as many people are multi-lingual with 3 or more languages
It makes false assumptions about English learners, centres English as the "default" or "expected" first language, ignoring that many people learn multiple (>3), non-English languages first.
women and people of colour noun
often used as a phrase to encompass "non-white, non-men," seeking to provide solidarity for these two groups
What happens to women of colour? As a woman of colour, I am split between both women and people of colour.
As such, it elicits feelings of erasure for women of colour. It also neglects non-binary individuals.
people of colour and white women or people of colour, white non-binary people, and white women, find ways to reframe why this dynamic exists, or omit