Refugee, Part 3
Crumbunnies! I knew my first attempt at linking to something would be stymied. The article I linked to yesterday was from the Chicago Tribune, but apparently, you have to be registered to be able to read it.
Anyhoo, the gist of it is some feel "labeled" (in the negative use of the term) by being called refugee because this often refers to someone from a developing nation who is ousted from their home because of their government. They felt this was a slur.
Here's the ending:
"The definition of "refugee" is someone who has fled his home, seeking help from another government, so it's appropriate in this case, said Marissa Graciosa, a spokeswoman for the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights.
She said the word typically isn't considered an insult."The spirit of the word reflects on all of us," she said. "It tells us that we are obligated to take care of these people."
Well said, eh?