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What's in a Name: A Commentary on the Use of the Term "Minority"
Vol. Volume 2, Number 1 June/1997

Vickie Cox Edmondson

Vickie Cox Edmondson is Assistant Professor of Management at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.

Due to the recent increase in the amount of interest and research on businesses owned by people of color in the U.S., it is necessary to address the applicability and longevity of the term "minority" as in minority business enterprises to represent firms owned or controlled by people of color. Another term "ethnic business enterprise" is offered.

Keywords: Minority business enterprise, terminology.