The term Minority means people of lesser importance or inferior in number or size. Minority group refers to a group of people who are small in number when compared with a large group. According to Norman Mailer, “What characterizes a member of a minority group is that he is forced to see himself as both exceptional and insignificant, marvelous and awful, good and evil”
The people who belong to a minority group generally stands for or against some cause that majority of the society thinks is wrong or too afraid to speak their minds publicly. These groups don’t usually get the support from the society for standing up for something that they think is correct.
In another sense, minority groups are contradictory in nature as a point of views varies from person to person. Because of its contradictory nature, the minority group usually does not get the support or popularity that it deserves. Generally, we see that in the society the minority groups that are formed need to work extra hard to achieve their certain goals.
Some examples of minority groups are the Mohammedan community, the Dark skinned people etc. In many cases, minority groups are formed by the people who have a religion other than the dominant one or whose physical characteristics are different when compared with most of the people. The majority groups play a huge role in the creation of minority groups.
Many minority groups are formed due to the prejudice and discrimination did by the people of the society in general. Just because minority groups have a small number of people does not mean that they are not of significance. Sometimes minority groups play a huge role in bringing a major change in the society and in people’s way of thinking.