Displacement and Diaspora: What Does It Mean?

Displacement and Diaspora are terms meaning movement of mass numbers of people. When mass numbers of people are forced into migration, refuge, or exile from their native homeland for safety and shelter, it is called displacement. When mass numbers of people are forced into leaving their homes, traditions, culture, language, and religion, it is called Diaspora. Both displacement and Diaspora have long term effects on emotions, consciousness, and identity.

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