Column: What’s liberating, not limiting about using the term Latinx

These are just a few of the terms used to describe a group of more dynamic people than the one-dimensional labels forced upon them, often by the U.S. government and academics.

Census racial and ethnic epithets, for example, widen the gap by erasing people behind labels, leading to stereotypes that promote bias.

Latinx is a gender-neutral word meant to be more inclusive by replacing masculine Latino or female Latina. However well-intentioned, the term is not universally accepted. But it should be.

For more on a brief history on the adoption and use of the term, why some believe it to be culturally problematic, and why it might not be relevant to how this community really self identifies – visit this link:

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