Why run from the word "refugee?"

Refugee is not a dirty word
Stephen Baker

Reader Harriet Garner objects to calling the displaced residents of New Orleans "refugees." If they object to it, I'll avoid it. But I think part of the problem is that we associate refugees with foreigners in hellish parts of the world. If there's one good thing to come out of this tragedy, it might be that we start to see that other refugees, whether in Africa, Asia or Latin America, aren't so different from us after all.

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