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Why is the US Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics called a "sherpa"?

The reference is to a sherpa in the sense of the word, not referring to a people or ethnicity, but to a guild of skilled Tibetan mountain guides who provide insight and carry key resources for ...
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Why is the US Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics called a "sherpa"?

I don't think this is a general term for the Deputy National Security Advisor. Notice that "sherpa" is in scare quotes. It's being used metaphorically. Sherpas are guides who help people ...
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Could the British policy of sending asylum seekers to Rwanda be described as "extraordinary rendition"?

You are free to use (or misuse) terms as you like. Consider the Russian government defining the ongoing war in Ukraine as a "special miltiary operation". However, you may not always find it ...
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Could the British policy of sending asylum seekers to Rwanda be described as "extraordinary rendition"?

If "extraordinary rendition" does mean "the practice of enforcing, without legal process, the removal of detained individuals from one jurisdiction to another" then no, the ...
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What is the analogous term of people of colour for white persons?

That is a sociology question. One may look at different languages: Gringo in latino cultures... from Spanish gringo "foreign speech, unintelligible talk, gibberish," Also Wigger is what non-...
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