Minor Race

An intelligent race which has not achieved jump drive through its own efforts.  For most races, this is the appropriate classification, but many feel that they are deliberately held down by the major races through this arbitrary but all-pervasive classification system.  Many are contacted before they have reached a technological level capable of even considering jump drive, thus permanently prejudicing their potential.

Indeed, the shock of such classification, and the realization that this classification pervades interstellar society, is sufficient to relegate a race to a permanent role as shopkeepers and accountants.  Some slump, while others violently resist the classification.  The fact that the categorization is informal and arbitrary, and tends to elevate those already in power has made resistance difficult, if not impossible.

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