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.

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@lokenstein Precisely!

And for me the word expatriate also has the hidden meaning of a ”fatherland”, which I refuse to have. Cursed word no matter how you look at it.

@Stoori Good point!! I usually say "birth country" when I need to point out where I was born & grew up but yeah

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