[Ads-l] Latinx

Baker, John JBAKER at STRADLEY.COM
Mon Aug 17 16:30:11 EDT 2020


I don’t read Chris’s comment as saying more than the unsurprising assertion that the users of the term seem to find it useful.  That is not the same as insisting that it is a term that everyone must use.


John Baker


From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> On Behalf Of Dan Goncharoff
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You wrote:

"It seems to work fine for those who find the term useful, at least for the
time being."

You clearly think you have the right to tell an entire ethnic group what
they should be called. That is as colonial as you can get!


On Mon, Aug 17, 2020, 3:15 PM Chris Waigl <chris at lascribe.net<mailto:chris at lascribe.net>> wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 17, 2020 at 8:58 AM Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com<mailto:thegonch at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
> > Surveys show that most Latino people have never heard the term "Latinx",
> > and most of those who have hate it.
> >
> >
> >
> https://medium.com/@ThinkNowTweets/progressive-latino-pollster-trust-me-latinos-do-not-identify-with-latinx-63229adebcea<https://medium.com/@ThinkNowTweets/progressive-latino-pollster-trust-me-latinos-do-not-identify-with-latinx-63229adebcea>
> >
> >
> >
> https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2020/08/11/901398248/hispanic-latino-or-latinx-survey-says<https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2020/08/11/901398248/hispanic-latino-or-latinx-survey-says>
> >
> > But don't let that stop you speaking for them ..
> >
>
> Um. Sure I wouldn't expect Latino/a people to be any less transphobic than
> the general population, so why would this be a case to be decided by
> popular vote?
>
> Latinx is at the intersection of ethnic identity and attitudes to gender
> identity, in a place where both, especially the second, are in flux. It
> seems to work fine for those who find the term useful, at least for the
> time being. The reasoning that those who introduced the term have is
> interesting and certainly comprehensible to me. I'm not "speaking for them"
> by not fighting against what they're up to. SRSLY....
>
> Chris
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