I HATE the word expat. Just say immigrant like, what.
More specifically, I hate white people using the word expat, bcs they're literally going to say "immigrant" for poc and "expat" for white people. Yikes.
I correct people whenever they call me an expat like no sir, that ain't me.
Ofc if poc want to use expat for themselves I understand it's more complex, but in general I would just scrap that word away entirely, make people uncomfortable & just say immigrant all the time & watch them squirm.

Follow

@lokenstein this is like one of those things that's considered bad if you're poor and good if you're rich. Immigrating to another country.

@interneteh Yup! There were more discussions about that in the other replies, but that quite sums it up. With the addition that skin color does play an important role too, as white people are most often assumed rich and poc are most often assumed poor.

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Mastodon

Server run by the main developers of the project 🐘 It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!