"dialect – avoid. Better to state that a person’s English is limited and then paraphrase.
ethnicity - only use when it clearly matters to the story and where it can be known for sure.
exotic – avoid: it normalizes whiteness.
illegal alien – acts are illegal, not people.
immigrant – like race and ethnicity, only bring it up if it clearly matters to the story. If so, date of entry might be helpful.
minority – not a synonym for people of colour. After 2042 everyone in America will be a minority. Be more specific.
model minority – at best a backhanded compliment, at worst, code for “lacking leadership potential”."
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