A dominant minority is a minority group that has overwhelming political, economic or cultural dominance in a country despite representing a small fraction of the overall population (a demographicminority). Dominant minority is also known as alien elites if they are recent immigrants.
^Irving Lewis Allen, "WASP—From Sociological Concept to Epithet," Ethnicity, 1975 154+
^The dictionaries define WASP as "an upper- or middle-class American white Protestant, considered to be a member of the most powerful group in society." (Oxford Dictionaries); or "an American of Northern European and especially British ancestry and of Protestant background; especially a member of the dominant and the most privileged class of people in the United States." (Merriam-Webster Dictionary). The term is occasionally used by sociologists to include all Americans of North European ancestry. Ronald M. Glassman, William H. Swatos, Jr., Barbara J. Denison (2004). Social Problems In Global Perspective. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America. p. 258.
^Baltzell (1964). The Protestant Establishment. p. 9.
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