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Why I don’t like the word ‘expat’

19 March 2017

Calling oneself an ‘expat’ encourages a certain mentality and way of behaving, a sense of superiority and entitlement which we have to be vigilant of and challenge in ourselves and others. At a time when immigrants are being scapegoated, locked up and deported around the world, from LA to Rome to London, immigrants – regardless of the colour of our passports – have an absolute moral duty to stand up for one another.

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  1. Allen Manana permalink
    19 March 2017 2:45 pm

    EX-pat , everywhere that I’ve traveled to, I have met British Expats, “Brits”.
    They like to stand out, and usually get involved with local social activities.
    Often socially adaptive, they remain….”Brits”.
    Some blend in, most do not.
    Even on one very small island the only foreigner was a Brit. He was a drunk, and a foreign correspondent.

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