Minority vs Assimilationism - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between minority and assimilationism

is that minority is the state of being a minor; youth, the period of a person's life prior to reaching adulthood while assimilationism is the policy or practice of the assimilation of immigrant or other minority cultures into a mainstream culture.

minority

English

Noun

(minorities)
  • The state of being a minor; youth, the period of a person's life prior to reaching adulthood.
  • * 2011 , (Norman Davies), Vanished Kingdoms , Penguin 2012, p. 117:
  • She also played a key role as dowager-regent during the minority of her son.
  • Any subgroup that does not form a numerical majority.
  • Most people agreed, but a sizable minority were upset by the decision.
  • Empowered by or representing a minority (usually a plurality) of votes cast, legislative seats, etc., rather than an outright majority thereof.
  • (US) A member of an ethnic minority.
  • The company claims it has hired several minorities since the complaint was lodged.

    Synonyms

    * (youth) childhood

    Antonyms

    * (subgroup) majority * (youth) adulthood

    Derived terms

    * majority-minority * minority government * minority group * minority leader * minority report * minority rule

    assimilationism

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The policy or practice of the assimilation of immigrant or other minority cultures into a mainstream culture.
  • *2002 , , The Great Nation , Penguin 2003, p. 558:
  • *:The model of regenerative assimilationism which the Revolutionaries displayed towards the Jews was evident in regard to other groupings whose commitment to the patriotic cause was for whatever reason in doubt.