dominant group

dominant group

a social group that controls the value system and rewards in a particular society.
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Firmly narrowing upward from this wealthy but inconspicuous substratum was the compact and dominant group which the Mingotts, Newlands, Chiverses and Mansons so actively represented.
Children and youth represent a dominant group among the refugees living in Lebanon, whose future holds few prospects and the risks of radicalization and illegal migration are big.
Discrimination - a dominant group using law, custom and political power to stigmatise and deny the rights of others.
Their experiences suggest that distinct dynamics animate the relationship between place, culture, and identity in relation to each dominant group on either side.
By being a member of this constitutionally-recognised collective, the groups whose culture is different from the dominant group, are subject to assimilation.
We have received complaints that a disputed chief of a liaison committee has been harassing businessmen of a group on the behest of dominant group in the FPCCI by partially or completely blocking their SIMs and phones and other threats which must be probed by the government, said Abbasi.
Tibetans, one of China's 56 nationalities, besides being the dominant group in the Tibet Autonomous Region, also have an important presence in the neighboring provinces.
And racism, sexism, able-bodiedism, and classism, have followed the same formula--the dominant group is never questioned, nor are dominant group identity or membership blamed.
The paper also reported that Turkey has started cooperation talks with the Democratic Union Party (PYD) -- the Syrian offshoot of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) whose emergence as a dominant group in Syria's Kurdish towns near the Turkish border was widely considered a security threat in Ankara -- in the face of the growing IS threat.
Hamas, the dominant group in the Gaza Strip, and its allies fired more rockets into Israel, triggering sirens in Tel Aviv.
Thus the early "English" identity was confined to a small economically and politically dominant group of elite aristocratic settlers, with its origins across the North Sea.
The dominant group in the coalition, the Syrian National Council, is currently refusing to go.