having characteristics differing from the norm
   Originally, relating to good taste, manners, etc. but:
    'Cultural'... is the sociologists' jargon for saying as Lewis Carroll once put it 'the word means what I choose it to mean'. (Shankland, 1980)
   Cultural deprivation may be what an immigrant to a land with a different tradition to his homeland may be said to suffer and for which the natives of the host country are sometimes castigated as being blameworthy. A cultural bias is anything which may be thought to favour one section of the community over another:
    Eventually the pen-and-paper tests were dropped altogether because they were 'culturally biased'. {Sunday Telegraph, 20 November 1994 — the New York Police department found that black candidates performed less well in written tests than white)
   Mao's Cultural Revolution was correctly named, creating anarchy to preserve the autocracy of the unbalanced tyrant.

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