Refugees vs. Evacuees?

Why does it piss you off so much when someone refers to the folks who were displaced as refugees vs. evacuees? It makes me mad because by definition, we are not refugees. We were being treated like refugees, but we are American, right? We are from here, right? We fight, and we would die for this place, right? I thought that calling us refugees was lazy. And don’t be lazy with how you are labeling us because words are things, right? So I just think that it’s the lack of empathy, and it’s the lack of respect for Black people and Black bodies. It’s like one of those things where I’m not mad. I’m just disappointed. – Edward Buckley Jr

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2 Responses to Refugees vs. Evacuees?

  1. Momma use to say this and I said it to my children. I agree

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