Why are white people expats when the rest of us are immigrants?

Surely any person going to work outside their country is an expatriate? But no, the word exclusively applies to white people

Source: www.theguardian.com

 

Y’all, this is the first I’ve heard of the word ‘expat / expatriate’ being applied to only White people.

 

Would you say this is true?

 

PS – Thank you to anonymous for sharing this article 😉

 

One thought on “Why are white people expats when the rest of us are immigrants?

  1. Nomzi Kumalo March 16, 2015 / 7:43 pm

    I am an expatriate these days and I use this label. It’s new to me too. Wonderful subject for a new poem. Have a strong week. 🙂

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