6. “Global citizen.” Ever noticed how most people who give themselves this epithet are white and citizens of countries with powerful passports? Until people begin referring to Syrian refugees as global citizens, we’re avoiding the term altogether.
17 Development Clichés I’ll Be Avoiding in 2017
Sarika Bansal

I guess we used ‘citizens of the world’ about our children. Yes, my spouse and I are White, but our two children represent three different races/ethnicities and we have worked their entire lives to teach them about our past, their pasts and the pasts of the rest of the world… providing them with varied literature (even in children’s books or stories), attending festivals of many types. I never considered it a ‘buzz word’.