(of a person, group, or concept) treated as insignificant or peripheral.
"members of marginalized cultural groups"
What are some ways cemeteries become marginalized?
Communities and their sacred spaces are often marginalized because of ethnic identity, gender identity, age, physical ability, language, immigration status, economic standing, or religious beliefs.
As urban areas expand, cemeteries can become marginalized - separated from historic communities. To accommodate the need for new homes, freeways, and economic growth marginalized cemeteries become erased.
Sometimes cemeteries become marginalized due to changes in migration patterns. As descendant communities move to new locations for jobs, education opportunities, or are pushed out, sacred spaces left behind become marginalized through lack of community advocacy.
Historic marginalization refers to the erasure of (or lack of) written history - making it easy for underrepresented groups to become forgotten.
"If we don't center the voices of marginalized people, we're doing the wrong work."