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Politicians duke it out over the term 'Latinx'
Author of the article:Liz Braun
Publishing date:Jun 07, 2022 • 12 hours ago • 1 minute read • 14 Comments

“Latinx” is a gender-neutral word, and Democrats should not be afraid to use it, says U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.


The Daily Mail reports that Ocasio-Cortez said, “Gender is fluid, language is fluid, you don’t have to make drama over it.”

She defended the use of Latinx as more gender-inclusive language, posting about it, “in the spirit of Pride,” as June is Pride Month, but she also mentioned the linguistic importance.

Latinx is becoming a preferred term for some Hispanic citizens, as it does not use the gendered “Latino” and “Latina” forms.

According to a Politico poll of Hispanic voters, about 2% of those polled refer to themselves as Latinx.

Said Ocasio-Cortez: “There are some politicians — including Democratic politicians — that rail against the term, ‘Latinx.’ And they’re like, ‘This is so bad. This is so bad for the party like, blah, blah blah.’ And like, it’s almost as though it has not struck some of these folks that another person’s identity is not about your re-election prospects.


“Like, this is not about you.”

Even before the word Latinx was coined, people had attempted to use the “@” symbol at the end of the word — “Latin@” — to get away from gendered usage.

Other politicians said it was more important to use the term employed most by Hispanic people themselves.

Ritchie Torres, a Democrat, sent off a flurry of tweets 10 days ago on the issue, stating,

“I never said there should be a ban on the term ‘Latinx.’ Quite the opposite.

“I mostly use the term ‘Latino’ whereas Corporate America & government almost exclusively uses the term ‘Latinx.'”

Torres questions why that should be, given polling shows, “most Latino adults have not heard of the term Latinx.”
 

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so the sleep-woking spanish hate their language now? lol
I wonder if the gender conscious sleep-woking french have similar issues with their language. no more le or la, juste eeks! um, yeah, eeks is how you say the letter X in french.

as to pronunciation of latino and latina, I'm sure everyone knows how they're said. but in the uncharted waters of latinxtremes, I gotta ask, does latinx rhyme with kleenex?
I much prefer (for a term I'll probably never use) the more phonetic 'latinks' for how it rolls off the tongue, not to mention the added bonus (metinks) of mocking the idiocy of the sleep-woking corporations who clamor to this nonsense.

:?D
 

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so the sleep-woking spanish hate their language now? lol
I wonder if the gender conscious sleep-woking french have similar issues with their language. no more le or la, juste eeks! um, yeah, eeks is how you say the letter X in french.

as to pronunciation of latino and latina, I'm sure everyone knows how they're said. but in the uncharted waters of latinxtremes, I gotta ask, does latinx rhyme with kleenex?
I much prefer (for a term I'll probably never use) the more phonetic 'latinks' for how it rolls off the tongue, not to mention the added bonus (metinks) of mocking the idiocy of the sleep-woking corporations who clamor to this nonsense.

:?D
"Spics" is shorter.
 
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Years ago, yep. And as AOC says, language changes and evolves. Uncle Tom is now a racial epithet and has been for at least 60-70 years. It's the equivalent of Whitey calling another White person a "race traitor".
I'm familiar with the current use of the term. Don't think much of it.

Let's try this one out. I've heard it said that "racism" has two elements. . . hatred of a people based on the subgroup of humanity to which they belong, and the power to oppress. Thus, White racism against non-Whites is racist and bad, and non-White racism against Whites (and possibly other groups of non-Whites) is not racism.

Personally, I think that's bullshit. First, I don't like the terminology. I call the racism-with-power "discrimination," and it is properly unlawful, and should be illegal.

Racism as in "I think those people (pick your group) are inherently mentally and morally inferior to my group" is lawful, just stupid.

See, this way I kinda reconcile the two. And I think it points up a big issue. No group except Whites in the U.S. or Canada has ever written its racism into the law. If "race is an artificial construct," the overwhelming architects of that construct were White in North America.

And that's why White racism is more dangerous than non-White racism. It has more power to harm.

Pretty much why I don't pay much mind to tu quoque bullshit like "Black people (or Natives, or what-have-you) are racist too!" excuses anything. It's just a limp-dick, lamebrain excuse or attempt to divert.

What say you?
 

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Racism as in "I think those people (pick your group) are inherently mentally and morally inferior to my group" is lawful, just stupid


The way I understand it this is free speech when "I think" is in there. States a personal opinion. Leave out the "I think" and it becomes a statement of fact, therefore hate speech. Gotta watch them Weasley lawyer words.