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The Steveosphere has created some catchy and useful acronyms, but they’re mostly just used in-house, otherwise unfamiliar to the broader public. Well, one way to induce thinking about HBD is to raise awareness* of some of its unique terminology. I’ve created the following entry for NAM in the Urban Dictionary:

An acronym that stands for non-Asian minority, usually used to more accurately describe a person who is referred to as a member of a minority group in mainstream media or popular discourse. It is necessitated by the general success and prosperity of Asians in the United States, who do as well or better on a host of social indicators than whites do. Thus when a media figure discusses the economic or educational struggles of a minority, he is almost always referring to a NAM, or a non-Asian minority.

“The minority income gap in the US has only gotten worse since the recession!”

“You mean the NAM income gap has gotten worse. Asians are actually doing even better relative to whites than they were before the recession.”

It’s competing with nine other definitions. Most of them are garbage, but one of them–the Southeast Asian country–is the formidable king of the hill. If you feel so inclined, help knock it from the head of the heap and propel the non-Asian minority definition to the top by dropping in and clicking on the thumbs-up icon, currently the fourth entry shown.

* Happily, SWPL is already firmly established at UD.

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  1. Great. In less than a day we've already got more than 50 thumbs up. If this keeps up it should bounce to the top by the end of the week.

  2. I think NAMs would be a better acronym considering Non-Asian Minorities sounds professional and encompasses the other groups in question, while Non-Asian Minority is too restrictive.

  3. The King,

    It is generally used in the plural form. Urban dictionary doesn't make any definitional distinctions between adjectives, nouns, and verbs, nor does it allow for variants (plural, adverb, etc), though. My guess is people are more likely to type "NAM" than "NAMs" when searching for the acronym's meaning, though. You think not?

  4. hey take a look at the 'flash mob' definition. interesting how the urban dictionary crowd is treating the definitions which are trying to point out the difference between the original flash mobs and the black wildings mobs of this summer.

  5. Son of BL,

    The evolution of the meaning of a phrase… I affirmed the fourth definition.

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