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What is Latinx? I’ve been seeing it lately and can’t figure what it means.

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In a recent internal poll in my Hispanic/Latinos company group, a great majority preferred Hispanic or Latino over LatinX. How do I even pronounce that? Like two words? I figure English-speaking Latinos don’t mind it as much. As a Spanish speaker, I hate it as much as the attempt to use “e” instead of the regular “o” or “a” at the end of words in Spanish.

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Is term used by English speakers to include all genders and nonbinary people. Because they think Latino only includes males. In Spanish the word Latino actually includes everyone. That is how Spanish works. But English speakers and people raised in the U.S. think it discriminates and is not inclusive.

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It’s new term to identify all Latinos and Latinas regardless of gender since the Latin language is very gender based.

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Why Latin’s and not just say Latin or Hispanic? Latin and Hispanic have been used to describe people of Latin Heritage for decades and are gender neutral.

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Correction - Why Latinx vs Latin or Hispanic which are existing terms that have been in use for decades.

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Latin is a language and can be confusing

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Latin has multiple definitions. Over time Latin has also come to mean people of countries whose language developed from the Latin language, as in Latin American. Early uses of the word included French speakers in the Americas, but it has evolved to refer to people from Spanish and Portuguese countries primarily, but not limited to, the Americas. If someone where to say they grew up in a Latin community near Miami, I think most people would not be confused and interpret that instinctively as meaning a community of people from Spanish and/or Portuguese speaking descent.

Hispanic is people who speak Spanish.....not all Spanish speakers are Latin and not all Latin are hispanic

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Spanish are Latin

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I like it.... but not a lot. I don't like it.

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The connotation of Latino is a male Latin person and the connotation of Latina is female Latin person. I think LatinX also describes any person of Latin decent regardless self identification.

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Thanks everyone! Seems odd to me but if Latino women were feeling slighted, then I guess I’ll use it.

Latinx was coined in 2004 in the USA by a Puerto Rican psychologist and it was born out of the LGBTQ+ community, however, the conversation is also taking place on Hispanic and Latin countries. For example, the most recent solution is bringing the "aroba" @ symbol as a solution to words that finish in the male gemnnder, even where there are females present. Todos y Todas = Tod@s The argument is the male lead on the language, which keeps a form of oppression of women culturally. For example, you learn in school that even if you have 100 women in a room and 1 male, the word you choose is male. "Todos están en el chat." (All/Everyone is on the chat automatically becomes "all of the men are in the chat" even if they're are mostly women.) It's an interesting subject and I'm trying to learn as much as possible, but ultimately it becomes a humble and human respect for people's experiences.

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