Latinos, Latinas, Chicanos, Hispanics and people with heritage that extends South of the border have a complex history that transcends, challenges and often reinforces divisive racial stereotypes.
They/we all have differing opinions that still skew toward skew toward traditional, multigenerational family values.
Sadly, this diverse population with competing interests which extend beyond any single demographic categorization have suffered yet another insulting rebrand effort . . . This time from progressives who hope to change a language they often don't understand . . . To be fair, TKC's Spanish is at an elementary level on most days . . . Given that I spend most of my time barely able to manage communicating in the "language of the oppressor." (lulz)
But I digress . . .
Here's an artsy local news item that DOUBLES DOWN ON AN UNPOPULAR TERM that many Latinos find offensive . . .
A face can tell a story, with a grimace, smile or crinkle of an eye, or even the texture of skin. For friends and artists Joann Quiñones and Jonathan Christensen Caballero, faces tell complicated stories of race and class. Woven within their respective works are their experiences grappling with their identities and their own families' working-class histories.
More proof that NOBODY uses the phrase "Latinx" and it's one of many reasons that the Democratic Party can't ever seem to make much progress with Hispanic voters . . .
The use of the term "Latinx" has been a divisive issue for some time -- and a new poll shows that it's the least popular signifier among Hispanic and Latino people.
This polling is actually generous given that the "Latinx" slur only finds favor amongst protesters and college students who are too eager to please their bosses.
Developing . . .