Wait what does ex-pat even mean? Sorry for the -probably dumb- question but English isn’t my first language and I really haven’t got a clue what it means.
The Wiki article gives a long detailed history about the word “expatriate” but really it has just become another synonym for “ordinary white folks living like kings in POC countries”.
There were tons of those in Nigeria and I hated every last one of them. A few of them forgot that I was an American citizen too because I am Nigerian and tried to get at me in a fetishizing way and I wanted to puke because these are 30 year old white men going to other countries to live like kings where they otherwise wouldn’t in their home country and just…ugh.
Anyway, the word is one white people use to describe themselves living in other countries…meanwhile they call anyone who does that in America an “illegal immigrant”.