protected class

Definition

Any group of people designated as such by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in consideration of federal and state civil rights legislation. Currently includes ethnic minorities, women, religious groups, the handicapped, and others.

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You may find that you are in the protected class and should try and find a way to turn that in your favor.

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We were a protected class of people and that was good because if we weren't I feared that bad things would happen to us.

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The protected class was concerned over the gentrification taking place in the community as the prices were rising faster than wages.

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