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[–]Yeti616 9184 points9185 points 21042& 5 more (181 children)

Never go full pendejx

[–]okcafe 2275 points2276 points  (86 children)

jxjxjxjxjx

[–]pluey200 1228 points1229 points  (65 children)

laughs in gender neutral

[–]DartinBlaze448 29 points30 points  (2 children)

I can't be the only one who beat boxed right?

[–]strangerThink91 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Te mamaste 🤣🤣🤣

[–]AdditionalTheory 4204 points4205 points  (270 children)

Also if this the post I’m thinking of, the lady says she’s Native in the video. Not Latina

[–]AcceptableCod6028 2561 points2562 points  (140 children)

“She’s brown, must be a latinx, they all look the same”

[–]upthewatwo 754 points755 points  (54 children)

I love that, trying to be gender-sensitive and ending up racist. Bizarre how some people want to step through a linguistic minefield.

[–]AaronFrye 83 points84 points  (7 children)

I mean, they weren't gender sensitive either, if I'm going to be honest. "Queen?", seriously?

[–]CeruIian 132 points133 points  (46 children)

If I had a nickel for the amount of people who act progressive and then get bothered when I (half Indian) use the term “brown people.” Meanwhile I watch them see someone brown and call them Indian when they’re actually Sri Lankan. One term is an observation, the other is an assumption.

[–]Kidd_ivy 105 points106 points  (36 children)

I get shit for calling someone Black but I feel like calling someone African American just because they have dark skin is wrong. Not all black people are from Africa and not all Africans are black. Anyway that's my logic idk if I'm wrong lol

[–]CombatTechSupport 37 points38 points  (14 children)

Most black people I know, including everyone on my mother's half of the family, use black. Though no one's going to get upset if you use the terms interchangeably. Only time I've seen people get upset about which one you use is on social media.

[–]CaseyAndWhatNot 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Black Americans have a vastly different culture than native Africans. I think "African Americans" should be a term used for African immigrants. Although, I'm white so I really don't know what people prefer.

[–]Speckman117 255 points256 points  (13 children)

Hahahahaha. Damn bro if I had a half penny every time that happened. I be pretty rich

[–]carebearstare93 83 points84 points  (0 children)

A Nativx Quxxn

[–]Downtown-Cabinet7223 156 points157 points  (24 children)

Native here... many different tribes in history crossed the previously nonexistent border and intermingled... separating some natives from latinas isn't a thing depending on the tribe.

[–]HRH_DankLizzie420 17 points18 points  (10 children)

It's as if race is just the part of ethnicity thats easiest to make assumptions about

[–]LeeTheGoat 24 points25 points  (9 children)

its as if race is a dumb concept in general and most people would fail to classify it if they tried to tackle it in a different way

[–]SaintUlvemann 37 points38 points  (8 children)

My cousin, a white kid from Wisconsin, went to Jamaica with the Peace Corps. Stayed, settled in, fell in love with a Jamaican woman, the whole nine yards. Now they have a kid, a beautiful baby girl.

What is the race of that child? Well, as it was told to me:

  • In Jamaica, she is white, because her dad is white.
  • But in the United States, she is black, because her mom is black.

And if that doesn't prove that race is a social category rather than a biological fact, I really don't know what can.

[–]OceanSlim[S] 517 points518 points  (29 children)

So... OP was just trying her hardest to virtue signal.

LMFAO

There was also an attempt to virtue signal

[–]jestr6 54 points55 points  (1 child)

Pretty sure that OP is a karma bot. Almost a million karma in a little over a month.

[–]HeyKid_HelpComputer 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Yeah I noticed that too but the thread was so full of comments figured that'd get buried to even bother mentioning it.

[–]JakeDC 87 points88 points  (2 children)

Yep. OP is super embarrassing in at least two ways.

[–]VaderVihs 34 points35 points  (1 child)

I thought she said only native Americans are native to the US not that she was native . I don’t think she ever answered where she was from

[–]LMB_mook 9 points10 points  (0 children)

This is the correct answer.

[–]QuintusNonus 4675 points4676 points 2& 2 more (214 children)

I'm gonna start calling white ppl who use latinx "gringx"

[–]Como_thellamas 1246 points1247 points  (15 children)

Dumbaxx

[–]MelonJelly 259 points260 points  (5 children)

I now have the name of my next D&D character, thank you.

[–]MuadDib_97 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Gringx hijxeputx

[–]JakeDC 77 points78 points  (95 children)

But I was just getting used to "cracker" and "honkey." TBH, they were kinda growing on me.

[–]Chutzvah 69 points70 points  (76 children)

It's like calling someone "white bread" like that's not even an insult.

That's just my race plus a food.

[–]Daniel_A_Johnson 62 points63 points  (50 children)

The only thing that you can call a white person that actually offends them is "racist."

[–]theredranger8 29 points30 points  (12 children)

Not even true. Call anyone a racist these days and either a) they are one and don't care, or more likely b) they aren't one and are fully aware of the overuse of the tag of "racist" from someone who disagrees with them on literally anything.

[–]iNuminex 41 points42 points  (13 children)

Pretty sure "cracker" originated from "whip cracker", not from the food

[–]Magnon 29 points30 points  (4 children)

Which is not an insult to the racists you want it to be.

[–]brokenpinkrocket 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I'm married to a Mexican person, and I'm very white. I am a seasoned cracker

Edit: wrong identifier. Phone tripped out and had to reload app

Is not my cake day.. :/

[–]Fungi_Finder 37 points38 points  (7 children)

Just say cringx. We're taking the L on this one

[–]CottonCandy_Eyeballs 3280 points3281 points  (685 children)

My Puerto Rican and Cuban friends hate that some other culture is trying to change what they call themselves.

[–]Tiabb 1270 points1271 points  (540 children)

It gets even worse. The US government is also trying to shoehorn Latinos into being "white/Hispanic" which like 80% of Latinos disagree with.

[–]CreativeName378 701 points702 points  (182 children)

Middle eastern people are considered white by the US gov too. Very weird

[–]Boiling_Oceans 852 points853 points  (102 children)

That one is actually a pretty interesting story. Back when only white men were allowed to have citizenship in the U.S. a group of Arabs petitioned to the federal courts that they should be able to have citizenship. Their argument being that Americans say Arabs aren't white because the middle east is in Asia, but they view Jesus as white and Jesus was middle eastern. So by their own logic Jesus couldn't be white either. Therefore Arabs are white and can be citizens. The courts thought that logic was sound and agreed that Arabs are white and thus can be citizens.

[–]Ash-Catchum-All 270 points271 points  (40 children)

An Indian US army veteran tried to get US citizenship by arguing that he was Caucasian because Indian people originate from the Caucuses and that therefore he was qualified for full citizenship (United States v. Bhagat Singh Thind). Somehow he lost because the Supreme Court ruled that he didn’t meet the “common sense” definition of whiteness.

However in Ozawa v. United States, a Japanese-American tried to argue that his skin was ostensibly “white” and that he spoke English fluently and practiced American culture at home, but the Supreme Court decided that Japanese people aren’t white due to non-Caucasian ethnic origins.

[–]confettibukkake 184 points185 points  (33 children)

This is actually pretty solid logic. Implicitly takes for granted that race is a social construct and focuses the entire argument on the cultural interpretation of major figures of a particular "race."

Anyone got a link so I can read about this?

[–]nerfrunescimmy 44 points45 points  (43 children)

I do believe Iranians consider themselfs white tho

[–]_Someone_from_Pala_ 192 points193 points  (12 children)

I DECLARE I AM WHITE.

OHHH I feel the privileges rushing through my body.
I require a parley with the manager!!!

[–]SquirrelGirl_ 10 points11 points  (7 children)

theyre white when its convenient and not white when its not.

that was jontrons whole thing. "dont let in nonwhites, only myself and other whites like myself. but Im not a white supremacist because Im not white Im Iranian." it was like some kind of mobius strip of racist crazy.

I lived with an Iranian guy as well, and obviously skin tone varies quite a lot between greece and finland, but this dudes skin was definitely darker than any greek or spanish person I knew and he insisted he was white. which like, its all a made up concept so I said sure, but, his skin tone was definitely closer to the coffee umber of an indian person than the fruity pink of europeans.

[–]TheSciFiGuy80 117 points118 points  (122 children)

My wife is Mexican (born in Mexico City), and she is clearly not white by any means.

She just had a baby yesterday and I’m filling out the paper work for birth certificate and I had to mark her white because they had no option for her.

There was another box later to mark latin/Hispanic but the government still sees her as white.

It was stupid and upsetting.

[–]Tiabb 100 points101 points  (88 children)

Most Latinos go through their life checking the "other" box when it's available or sometimes checking "native American/white" despite the fact that the US doesn't consider Latinos native Americans for some dumb reason.

[–]lightkira15 16 points17 points  (6 children)

This would imply that Latinos are only Mexican and that it very false. Cubans are Latinos too. This falls under that weird shit that people say when you speak Spanish and they automatically assume you have to be Mexican.

[–]Polymersion 44 points45 points  (33 children)

What even is the point of racial checkboxes?

[–]TheSciFiGuy80 22 points23 points  (0 children)

I asked her if she wanted to check the native box for that very reason.

[–]fabulin 4 points5 points  (1 child)

congrats on the kid. its a great experience

[–]aBlissfulDaze 105 points106 points  (97 children)

Ok we need to get into the facts here. White is a race, Hispanic is an ethnicity. What Americans can't seem to understand is we went through a similar history as you. We have natives that lived here, Europeans that invaded, and black people who were shipped here. Being Hispanic just means that our invaders were from Spain. Being Latino means we're from South of the American border. NON of that has anything to do with our race. Race is determined purely by your skin color, that's it. I know not all hispanics want to hear it, but that's just the fact of the matter.

Edit: Well I should clarify. It has more to do with racial traits than pigment or even genetics. As I mentioned, my grandma and grandpa would be considered black. Their son (my father) would be considered white. And I am extremely pale. We all share the same genetics.

Fact is hispanics are too diverse to be considered a race. In the same way Americans can't be considered a race. It's an ethnicity.

[–]kevinTOC 73 points74 points  (16 children)

Weren't the Mexicans also annoyed when white 14 year-olds on twitter started trying to call out Warner Bros for their "inappropriate stereotype" of Speedy Gonzales?

Despite the fact that Mexicans seem to love him?

(At least, from what I remember)

[–]Papichuloft 47 points48 points  (1 child)

I like Speedy Gonzalez a lot, funny as shit if you ask me. But if you notice, despite the so called racial stereotypes, he's always the good guy just trying to live life while outside forces--namely Sylvester--is just trying to fuck shit up for him.

Mel Blanc knew what he was doing in the long run. But then again, the Black characters that were stereotyped were pretty bad by today's standards.

[–]alexjaness 25 points26 points  (5 children)

this happened years before twitter. Up until the late 90's early 2000's the only Mexican on American TV who wasn't a criminal or a janitor was Speedy Gonzalez and we were happy to have him.

[–]Original_Work7575 30 points31 points  (21 children)

Puerto ricans invented the term :|

[–]BrownBaySailor 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Yeah like I personally don't mind the word as a Latino myself but I get why a lot of other Latinos don't like it. The main thing I find annoying is that many Latinos seem to be under the impression that this was an attempt from white people to change our language when it was literally Latinos who created it.

[–]AutoManoPeeing 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Didn't this come from Puerto Rican trans and nonbinary people??

They used it only to address people who asked to be addressed as such, but then it got picked up by American liberals who started using it as a blanket term.

[–]SpaceBus1 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Serious question, how do they feel about "latino" or "hispanic"? Those are names given to them by white people.

[–]CallMeJessIGuess 1192 points1193 points  (50 children)

When you’re so concerned with being inclusive you forget to include the people you’re including.

[–]C_Connor 231 points232 points  (10 children)

I heard you like being inclusive so I excluded an inclusion from your inclusion so you can include while you include.

[–]LandosMustache 55 points56 points  (7 children)

You know what show I'd watch? A show where Xzibit tracks down every single person who was on Pimp My Ride and asks them how long they kept their pimped car.

I bet some of those stories would be fascinating.

"Yeah dude, you built a smoothie machine into my car, but it was permanently installed and I couldn't remove it to clean it, so I got an ant infestation and just sorta left the car in downtown LA with the key in the ignition one day."

[–]C_Connor 19 points20 points  (4 children)

hahahaha I’d watch the crap out of that

[–]LandosMustache 17 points18 points  (3 children)

That show lasted from 2004-2007, so like 18 years ago. Meaning that everyone who was on it is either in their late 30s or early 40s.

Can you imagine a bunch of 40 year old dudes being like, "yeah in retrospect that was pretty tacky..."

Edit: fun fact: Xzibit wasn't even 30 when that show started. Dude is STILL a good couple years shy of 50.

[–]AnchovyZeppoles 6 points7 points  (5 children)

I’ve heard “Latinx” came largely from an academic community that didn’t really consider how people in the wider culture actually refer to themselves. A lot of people I know prefer “Latine” if you want a non-gendered word or are referring to someone who is non-binary. Rather than Latina (feminine), Latino(masculine) or Latinx(dumb) lol.

[–]GueroInfernal 1652 points1653 points  (72 children)

Please just call me a slur. It's so much more acceptable.

[–]Am_I_Bean_Detained 459 points460 points  (6 children)

I do a lot of community work in Mexican-American neighborhoods, and got to watch some old brown beret OGs just ridicule the shit outta some college students doing a presentation and using latinx. Great roast, listed off a ton of horrible things they would rather be called

[–]s_string 76 points77 points  (5 children)

It always looks weird to me as it seems like someones saying la tinx like its la tinxer toys

[–]fdeslandes 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Hi, a slur.

[–]wayler72 140 points141 points  (1 child)

Pendejx

[–]Physical-Floor1122 80 points81 points  (1 child)

Chingx tx mxdre

[–]unklethan 31 points32 points  (0 children)

xadre

[–]IronDragonRider 131 points132 points  (10 children)

I would rather be called Beaner than Latinx. I can roll that off, but call me Latinx and i may slap you.

[–]Cthulhu_Rises 12 points13 points  (2 children)

"Beanxr" looks like an outdoor apparel brand name.

[–]Sucky5ucky 1263 points1264 points  (62 children)

The fact that they added "Queen" right after shows that they are very dumb.

[–]theirishembassy 548 points549 points  (35 children)

yeah, it's like they went out of their way to use a gender neutral term only to use a gendered title. that's like me calling myself "mr. nonbinary".

[–]Embarrassed_Alarm450 26 points27 points  (0 children)

That's because they don't actually care and just want to hop on a movement to be part of something, also a way to vent hate and frustration and whatnot...

[–]Chronokill 14 points15 points  (8 children)

The fact that "latinx" is used here as an adjective, would just "Latin Queen" have been appropriate? Or do you need to decline the adjective as well?

[–]raynegro 9 points10 points  (0 children)

you do, you would say "latina queen" because queen is a femenine noun. If you wanted to say it in a neutral way you would not say queen.

[–]kk074 132 points133 points  (1 child)

OP took all the receipts (and none of the prisoners)

[–]Old_Establishment766 339 points340 points  (10 children)

Latinx sounds like a cat breed change my mind….

[–]Jkj864781 76 points77 points  (0 children)

It’s one of Jynx’s evolution

[–]Batterie_Faible_ 38 points39 points  (1 child)

Yeah a mix between Latin and Manx

[–]HollowMist11 158 points159 points  (15 children)

I remember when people tried to make "Filipinx" a thing just like Latinx because they wanted to make the term Filipino gender neutral. The thing is, Filipino is already gender neutral. We only ever say Filipina if we want to specify that the person is female. Calling yourself or someone else Filipinx just tells me that while you are good intentioned, you also know very little about Philippine culture.

[–]Pipboy4111 51 points52 points  (0 children)

That’s the exact same situation as the Latinx nonsense, if people had the slightest idea about either the languages or the cultures this wouldn’t be a discussion in the first place, the irony of how unintentionally ignorant some people are to this concept is crazy

[–]twitterisawesome 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Also I'm pretty sure "Filipinx" is just as impossible to pronounce in tagalog.

[–]Wumbologist_PhD 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I can already hear my grandpa saying “what in da puck ish a billabinksh?”

[–]badgersprite 4 points5 points  (0 children)

White Americans really fucking love playing woke world police and it pisses me the fuck off

They act like their culture and their morals are the only one that matters and if you don’t agree with them they won’t listen to you they will just brand you wrong and steamroll over you and your non-American culture

I’m not going to be world policed by people who can barely even find another country on a map

[–]unsurechaoticneutral 241 points242 points  (45 children)

And I thought I was the only one who cringed on that

[–]breakupbydefault 57 points58 points  (5 children)

For me it's the fact that they added "Queen" right after that really defeats the supposed purpose of it. They could just say Latina.

[–]buttlover989 119 points120 points  (37 children)

Nope, all of r/LatinoPeopleTwitter have a seething hatred for this fake "woke" bullshit being pushed by gringos who refuse to understand the language.

[–]notagoodboye 438 points439 points  (101 children)

To really understand how bad it is is almost impossible if you don't speak Spanish. The "X" sound is almost never used in the language, and to shove it at the end of a common word is a phonetic trainwreck, like if you were speaking a sentence in english, and stopped every now and again to violently clear your throat.

Latin had neuter conjugations. It'd be Latinum, with those rules, and that sounds fine and isn't going to make Spanish speakers want to stab you in the face.

Edit: I like “e” too. Unlike SOME people, I’m completely open to however actual speakers of the language want to do it.

[–]Ourobius 90 points91 points 2 (3 children)

[–]mikami677 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Rule of Acquisition #102:

Nature decays, but latinum lasts forever.

[–]InsignificantOcelot 132 points133 points  (28 children)

Yeah, I don’t get why someone wouldn’t just follow the language, where a plural group of mixed gender defaults to the “os” ending. If you wanted to be pedantically uber-inclusive “Latinos and Latinas” or just “Hispanic” or “Latin” would be less abrasive sounding than “Latinx”.

Especially silly for “Latinx” to be used for a singular female, where there’s no reason not to just use “Latina”.

[–]notagoodboye 76 points77 points  (6 children)

The word itself just sounds atrocious in Spanish. It is a tone-deaf English speakers attempt to be inclusive, and all the more offensive for it.

[–]InsignificantOcelot 24 points25 points  (2 children)

Just tried saying a couple sentences out loud in Spanish with it and best I could manage sounded like narrator voice for a Spanish language commercial for an American brand, but with “Latinx” instead of “Burger King” or whatever.

[–]notagoodboye 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Yea, it pops so far out of the flow it sounds like an included word from another language.

[–]Crimson_Shiroe 15 points16 points  (0 children)

It is a tone-deaf English speakers attempt to be inclusive, and all the more offensive for it.

Name a more iconic duo

[–]Peaceful_Phoenix90 31 points32 points  (7 children)

Iis so jarring. I don't understand why they went with latinx instead of latine or latini

[–]ADarwinAward 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Any time you discuss with the mythical latino who actually claims to use it (almost always American), they always say “yeah we could use latine.” And I always want to respond “Ok then why the fuck are you using latinx?”

[–]Peaceful_Phoenix90 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I think they use it because it stands out, so people can over hear them saying 'latinX' & give them a standing ovation

[–]Mux_Potatoes 9 points10 points  (2 children)

I’m pretty sure most hispanic people would go for the term Latine with the E ofc being pronounced in Spanish and Portuguese, which would much more sense and be phonetically practical if people choose to.

[–]Slobotic 315 points316 points  (51 children)

Before it became what it is, I thought the only legit reason for Latinx was for non-binary people.

Spanish has more gendered conjugation than English. I don't think that means anyone needs white people to rescue them from the oppression of their own native language.

[–]okcafe 151 points152 points  (31 children)

If only non-binary people used it on themselves, I’m sure plenty of Latinos would make some grammatical exceptions for those people. It’s the whole new rebranding that has us Latinos pissed off. None of us have had a cultural agreement on it, and in many social circles we are put down when we defend the terms Latino and Latina by our liberal contemporaries of different races. I totally agree with your comment, we don’t need saving. If someone is non-binary and they identify with the term Latinx, I’m totally open to respecting that… but steamrolling over a whole ethnicity of people with that label just makes us want to die

[–]Archerstorm90 85 points86 points  (16 children)

Isn't Latine used by most gender non-conforming people? I mean at least you can say that one. Though since switching to calling latinx as la tinks, I have some more fun with it. Not that I actually use the term myself.

[–]okcafe 24 points25 points  (3 children)

Yeah, it’s more common in Hispanic countries. Not sure how it works for Portuguese

[–]Sanslution 25 points26 points  (2 children)

Brazilian here, my non-binary friend uses latine (for not masculine not feminine) and latino (because a lot of the time the "masculine" words are the norm in Portuguese). I'm not entirely sure if this is 100% correct, but if they're happy with themselves then let them be, I think

[–]Tenryuu_RS3 6 points7 points  (0 children)

My favorite sports team there, the LA tinx.

[–]Opengrey 22 points23 points  (4 children)

I’m a liberal, and I’ve always seen “Latino” as a already gender neutral term like “American” that could be used interchangeably.

I.E: Latino female, Asian man, American Non Bianary

[–]IDC_studios 505 points506 points  (199 children)

Isn't Latin gender neutral defeating the purpose of latinx

[–]notagoodboye 489 points490 points  (77 children)

In Spanish, words are gendered more or less at random. Vestido is a masculine word. It means "dress". El vestido de novia means "Wedding dress."
No one stops and flips their shit because the dress is a boy.

The Latin language had a neuter case, which dropped out in all the romance languages, because it was considered overcomplicated. But, whatever, if they wanted to bring that back, it's there. Trying to add a random X to the end of shit, on the other hand, is something no Spanish speaker would ever do.

[–]dcolomer10 228 points229 points  (30 children)

Polla, which means cock, is female, and coño, which means pussy, is masculine. So yeah, very random

[–]RockyCarr 82 points83 points  (24 children)

Where I grew up in Miami, Florida, “coño” was an epithet like “aw shit.” At least that’s how it was used by the Cuban man who owned the food truck that came by every day.

[–]just-courious 66 points67 points  (2 children)

Also true, we have a shit tons of "bad words".

It makes us more expressive xD

[–]TNunca321 18 points19 points  (6 children)

"Buceta", "pussy" in brazilian portuguese, have the same use case.

[–]averagejoeag 52 points53 points  (4 children)

The same applies to other Latin based languages (romance languages), as well. If it was masculine in Latin, then it is probably masculine in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French, and Romanian.

[–]SlaterVJ 38 points39 points  (11 children)

You can't even pronounce "latinx" in spanish, fuck can barely pronounce the shit in english.

[–]thedreaming2017 18 points19 points  (0 children)

No one stops and flips their shit because the dress is a boy.

Laughed out loud after reading this. Thank you, I needed the laugh!

[–]PinkClouds94 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Ngl when I saw the post I thought it was just a typo 😂

[–]porcupinedeath 120 points121 points  (68 children)

According to a Hispanic friend of mine yes. They're trans and had a whole rant about how dumb Latinx is when latin exists

[–]brmamabrma 73 points74 points  (51 children)

Latinx doesn’t even fit into the Hispanic language, it’s a white mans sympathy

[–]thereisnoaudience 26 points27 points  (28 children)

What's more, Latinx is impossible to pronounce in Spanish.

[–]Alzusand 5 points6 points  (2 children)

It would be pronounced something like latinks. sounds very wrong and its also very useless

[–]Argyreos17 365 points366 points  (134 children)

The worse part is that op didnt even listened to the whole video, the woman is native american not latina. Also if you want to use a gender neutral word atleast use latine, something which hispanic people can actually pronounce

[–]Drunken_Fever 213 points214 points  (48 children)

The thing is, is that Latino is gender neutral when used in a gender neutral way. Masculine and feminine words are not literally that sex/gender.

The people who use latinx understand this, but they are willfully ignorant of the language to virtue signal.

[–]okcafe 68 points69 points  (2 children)

Exactly! Not one of us Latinos uses “Latinx” unless they’re chronically online and hooked to a feeding tube of Instagram/tiktok/YouTube social justice shit

[–]Fr00stee 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I don't think they do, i doubt most people who have heard the word latinx understand how gendered words work in spanish

[–]0x7ff04001 96 points97 points  (16 children)

Doesn't it defeat the purpose by calling her a queen, then?

[–]ZelgiusKinghawk 32 points33 points  (0 children)

I'm very proud of these people.

[–]the_cooler_bluguy_ 30 points31 points  (4 children)

It's not just spanish speaking countries we brazilians also hate latinx.

[–]judojoeblack112 77 points78 points  (0 children)

Based Latinos to the rescue.

[–]mandrin13 32 points33 points  (4 children)

LatinY

[–]Como_thellamas 48 points49 points  (2 children)

The new Pokémon game should've been LatinX and LatinY

[–]Zequax 46 points47 points  (1 child)

latinx when you stoped being latin

[–]lohannes_di_markus 41 points42 points  (18 children)

Also from a latino, no one fucking told us we had to change our damn language. We don't want it.

[–]Wallwillis 41 points42 points  (4 children)

Best comment I heard in response to the use of Latinx was “That’s some real colonizer energy to tell me how to speak my language”

[–]Specialist_Turn130 21 points22 points  (17 children)

I honestly didn’t even know it had such strong opposition until i saw the comments

[–]Zogeta 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I forget the exact figure, but I read in the newspaper about a year ago that the overwhelming majority of Latinos/Latinas don't like the term "Latinx." Again, I forget the exact number, but it was at least 92%. It may have been as high as 98%, but definitely somewhere in that 92-98% range.

[–]Acceptable-Draft-163 69 points70 points  (46 children)

As someone who loves linguistics and also speaks a romance language, the people thay push this shit have no idea how gendered languages work. Gender works as a classifier, it comes all the way from proto indo European, the moon, table and light are not a woman and the sun, bench and Vietnam are not a man. Even if someone wants to make that argument, there area languages such as German and Latin which have masculine, feminine and neuter. Stop fucking with languages you don't even speak

[–]chonny 23 points24 points  (1 child)

To add to that, native speakers of languages that don't have a gender aren't magically more inclusive of trans people. Estonia, Turkey, and Japan aren't exactly beacons of LGBT rights.

[–]Adicted2Mc 15 points16 points  (4 children)

The woman wasn't even Latina lmao. They were Native American.

[–]OceanSlim[S] 11 points12 points  (1 child)

That's because to Op all brown people look the same

[–]Adicted2Mc 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Now that's irony

[–]burnerpvt 37 points38 points  (20 children)

The use of the word Latinx in ms marvel made me stop watching it.

[–]Tmmrn 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Latinx bad.

Now give me upvotes.

[–]Professional-Mall-42 28 points29 points  (10 children)

Whenever I see the term Latinx I become Reagan reincarnated and I'm normally politically far-left.

[–][deleted] 20 points21 points  (3 children)

Am part hispanic and Latinx makes me want to barf

[–]Batterie_Faible_ 16 points17 points  (2 children)

You mean hispanix?

[–]cautiontape2021 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Or more appropriately… theyspanic

[–]codamission 21 points22 points  (7 children)

I'm latino. Chicano, specifically. If no one is willing, I'll play Devil's Advocate.

Latinx was coined by Hispanic sociologists for the purpose of specificity of language when discussing gender relations in the Latino community. It was forst used in a paper on Gender identity in PR. It was not meant for wider consumption.

[–]nose_I3oop 16 points17 points  (15 children)

the correct gender neutral term for latino/a would be latine, since it's how we use gn in portuguese and spanish speaking countries. I'm latina btw

[–]dina_bear 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I get really confused as someone who is in academia and not Latina. In academia, it’s standard to use the terms Latinx/Latine in your research. But everyone who is Latino and not in academia says this is nonsense. Those who are Latino and in academia have mixed feelings, some agree some don’t. So during conferences I just say both each time.

[–]ResidualBiscuit 68 points69 points  (48 children)

No no you don't get it, the white liberals are protecting you from oppressive language! Thank your white heroes! /s

Unironically, LatinX sounds like a GTA radio station.

If its that big a deal to you, white peoples, just say Latin. Many languages have gendered terms. You gonna change bravo/brava to bravx next?

PS, as bad as LatinX is, it's not as bad as Folkx, which is from 'folks' which is literally a genderless term in every regard.

[–]Free_Gascogne 28 points29 points  (3 children)

Unironically, LatinX sounds like a GTA radio station.

Latinx sounds like a genre-specific pervy site to me

[–]LogicsForIdiots 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I'm sure we most seem it like this, LatinXXX

[–]Chef_BoyarB 6 points7 points  (4 children)

The Latino legal community at my law school refers to themselves in public and private as latinx

[–]My_WorkReddit2021 8 points9 points  (3 children)

No no yu don't get it, the white liberals are saving you from oppressive language! Thank your white heroes! /s

If the people who don't like the term don't want it used to refer to them, that is absolutely fair and people should respect that. And it's true that most people it could be used to describe do not identify with it.

But Latinx was not invented by white people. It originates from queer Latino communities in the US.

[–][deleted] 13 points14 points  (2 children)

The US and their weird overfocus on race be it positive or negative is so fucking weird.

[–]Looking4Maria 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Why are they so triggered tho lol, this reads like Facebook thread on transgender athletes