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English using the word latinx:

It is more inclusive!

Spanish and Portuguese: Just say latinos like we all do dammit


jennifer •
jennifer •

11 hours ago
Fr yt liberals always wanna decide what terms to use now like bruv

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B Tree
B Tree
10 hours ago
I'm mexican in my opinion Latino/Latina sounds better

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P D
P D
10 hours ago
@B Tree Sorry , you are wrong. Other cultures will now be deciding your pronouns.

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enyacoladas
enyacoladas
10 hours ago
Filipino-Americans have also tried to make Filipinx a thing. It's just as hard to pronounce as Latinx.

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Carola ,
Carola ,
10 hours ago
But Spanish and Potuguese are not Latino

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Fluffy Unicorn
Fluffy Unicorn
10 hours ago
I asked my friend who is Puerto Rican if calling Latin people, Latinx, is rude or racist
And he said that older people find it rude but the younger generation doesn't care and he doesn't find it rude or racist
So

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FlowerTower
FlowerTower
10 hours ago (edited)
I don’t like latino. Latino is the masculine form and I refuse to refer to a group of people that’s half women and half men in the masculine form. That’s sexist
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That’s the same reason I hate French. If you have 100 women and 1 man you use ils instead of elles? Bye.

Latinxxxx

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cinnamon roll harry styles
cinnamon roll harry styles
10 hours ago (edited)
if that's how people want to say it let them. there's nothing anyone can do about it because it's commonly used these days sadly

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Diamond HD
Diamond HD
10 hours ago
@jennifer •_• lmao. It’s not even liberals at this point. It’s just SJW

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Stephanie Sandoval
Stephanie Sandoval
10 hours ago
Because excluding trans people who haven't been accepted fully or socially in latin countries is ok but go off on the offensive word itself when it only signifies tolerance

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moony 69
moony 69
10 hours ago
Gold

Lychee
Lychee
10 hours ago
@FlowerTower that's in spanish. In english "latin/latin american/south american" works and is gender less. "Americanx" isnt a thing in english. And I've seen quite a few posts from the latin community, that even Latine could be acceptable.

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FlowerTower
FlowerTower
10 hours ago (edited)
@Lychee American is already gender neutral. We don’t need a gender neutral form of an already gender neutral word.

On the other hand, latino is masculine. And I’m not using that to refer to a group that has women in it. So latinx it is.

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Mike Hunt
Mike Hunt
10 hours ago
I don’t think they’re trying to “decide” anything.

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Isaac Olvera
Isaac Olvera
10 hours ago
@FlowerTower all of my Latino friends including myself find using “Latinx” stupid af

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FlowerTower
FlowerTower
10 hours ago
@Isaac Olvera slob my knobx

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Cherry Chris
Cherry Chris
10 hours ago
People who say that “Latino” refers to just masculine people have never taken a Spanish class

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Diana Sosa
Diana Sosa
10 hours ago
@FlowerTower Latinx can't be pronounced properly or read by screen reading softwares, so it's not inclusive for people with visual disabilities.

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Adriana García
Adriana García
10 hours ago
Lol it's a preference. Do what you want. Identify how you want. However, understand that the term Latinx is inclusive of all gender identities and is thus used in academic spaces more often.

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Orion Rojas
Orion Rojas
10 hours ago
Latino is literally all inclusive but people wanna be overly sensitive

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Dravin McRae
Dravin McRae
9 hours ago
Wasn't Latinx made by a Brazilian? Plus just use Latine.

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FlowerTower
FlowerTower
9 hours ago
@Diana Sosa I don’t think I ever said I care, tbh. Fix the computers so they can read it, tf
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Diana Sosa
Diana Sosa
9 hours ago
@Dravin McRae We (brazilians) did try the X for a while, but like I told another person in these comments, it's not inclusive to people with visual disabilities so people don't really use it much anymore. You could try the "e" instead, like latines maybe.

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Lychee
Lychee
9 hours ago
@FlowerTower yes, its gender neutral, along with Latin, in that case the use of "Latinx" is unnecessary here. It's a blog in English. If you prefer the term in Spanish, you're free to use it, but I think we can agree that there is no point neutralizing a neutral word.

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David Jovel
David Jovel
9 hours ago (edited)
Spain and Portugal are not part of latinamerica. Theyre colonizers, hispanic, white, etc but theyre not latinx. To talk about this in these comments will fry my brain of stupidity

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FlowerTower
FlowerTower
9 hours ago
@David Jovel half of Latin America is white colonizers, lmfaooo.

And even the ones who are mixed are heavily mixed with white colonizers. So don’t get too ahead of yourself. Y’all most ethnic people be like a third white.

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Dravin McRae
Dravin McRae
9 hours ago
@Diana Sosa yes e makes more sense

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D to the L
D to the L
9 hours ago
Speak for yourself. I'm a native spanish speaker and I'm all for having gender neutral alternatives that are more inclusive. I'm not trying to erase the use of gendered words, but it's important that we try to empathise with people from the non normative gender spectrum.

That being said, the use of "x" as a marker for gender neutrality, seems to be a very specific cultural thing that arises from latinx communities in the US. In South America, there is a wider tendency, specially from younger folks and progressive people, to use the letter "e" (for example Latine).

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Sara Cruze
Sara Cruze
9 hours ago
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DodgerRiley
DodgerRiley
9 hours ago
younger people are using latinx.

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@Orion Rojas latino is male dominant. No matter how you cut it it still shows preference for men over women.

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(To be continued~~)

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