[Ads-l] Migrant or refugee?

Dave Hause dwhause at CABLEMO.NET
Wed Sep 2 01:30:13 UTC 2015


I'll speculate that "migrant" is preferred because "refugee" might imply 
some sort of humanitarian or ethical obligation.
Dave Hause

-----Original Message----- 
From: David Barnhart
Sent: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 11:09 AM
To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Subject: Re: Migrant or refugee?

Does "refugee" carry too much negative weight of some sort?   Is there a 
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litical correctness" issue?

> On Sep 1, 2015, at 10:41 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> 
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> I've noticed this too.
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> The primary term on CNN is now unmistakably "migrant," with "refugee" 
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> for variety only.
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> JL
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> On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 10:05 AM, David Barnhart <dbarnhart at highlands.com>
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