Wednesday, October 10, 2012

ethnic: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Wednesday, October 10, 2012

It’s misleading to refer to minority groups as “ethnics” since everyone has ethnicity, even a dominant majority.

1 comment:

  1. But does that have further implications for its usage? We sometimes hear the expression.. 'They are an ethnic group' implying a minority group. I presume this is also wrong as we are all part of some ethnic group? Thank you.