I’m a Sucker…

I’m a sucker for sappy stories, so I have enjoyed reading the Voices of Katrina blog set up by the Houston Chronicle. My favorite today? The boys who raised $1,005.20 for Katrina survivors with a lemonaide stand in their neighborhood.

(By the way, The Oprah said I can not call them refugees. They are survivors. Not victims, not refugees.)

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

5 replies on “I’m a Sucker…”

They are refugees. Let’s also ignore that in most parts of the world, people *never* are able to leave the refugee camp and re-socialize back where they came from. Cambodia? Sudan? Ethopia? Laos? Croatia? Rwanda? If you look in the camps, you’ll find second and third-generation residents.

Technically, they’re not refugees. The word refugee refers to people who seek refuge, yes, but mainly because they are being persecuted, etc.

Main Entry: ref·u·gee
Pronunciation: “re-fyu-‘jE
Function: noun
: an individual seeking refuge or asylum; especially : an individual who has left his or her native country and is unwilling or unable to return to it because of persecution or fear of persecution (as because of race, religion, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion)

I like Ophrah’s example. I find myself calling them vicitm’s and that implies weakness to me. These people are stong and they ARE survivors.

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