Beclowns herself by falsely claiming the pushback was “right-wing hysteria”
Leftists from Sen. Elizabeth Warren on down to a columnist at the Los Angeles Times insist on torturing the beautiful and endlessly expressive Spanish language by referring to Latino and/or Hispanic Americans as “Latinx.”
This is a term that poll after poll and study after study shows falls flat with actual Hispanics and Latinos (not the same thing, of course) who prefer—by a huge margin of 96-4%—to be called either Hispanic or Latino (with or without the ‘-American’ addition).
The term ‘Latinx’ forces gender neutrality, a concept beloved by the woke and mostly white American left, on a gendered language, and in doing so, disrespects the language, the many Hispanic and Latino peoples, and their entire cultures.
To borrow from the woke left’s tortured racist “antiracist” ideology: white elites imposing the term “Latinx” on diverse peoples who manifestly reject it is the very height of white arrogance and of white colonialism.
Indeed, the lack of self-awareness and the sky-high, self-own irony from the “antiracist” racists who revel in their ‘cultural sensitivity” of using a virtue-signaling term rejected by the very peoples to whom it’s applied is beyond cringeworthy.
Therefore, I found the elitist condescension on Twitter of LA Times opinion columnist Jean Guerrero endlessly cringey. And kind of hilarious. And not a little sad.
The left loves to point out that eating at Taco Bell or that white people owning a Chinese restaurant is “cultural appropriation, ” but it’s completely fine to waltz up to people and effectively say, “Hello, you look Latinx to me, perhaps you can help me understand why you ‘Latinxs’ [?!] refuse to understand that recalling Governor Newsom is not in your best interest?”.
Democratic outreach to Latino voters on the California recall election is not working. I've been speaking to young Latinxs and almost none of them have any idea what is going on. This is really, really bad.
— Jean Guerrero (@jeanguerre) August 22, 2021
Elite-splaining from an elitist bubble-dweller using an insulting, culturally-insensitive word made up by white elitist bubble-dwellers is totes fine in her precious little world in which the unwashed ‘Latinxs’ should be happy to do as they are told.
Except this tweet got a lot of pushback.
Nothing motivates a cultural group like eviscerating their gendered language in the name of the politics you want them to sign in to.
— Victor Casas (@Veectoor) August 23, 2021
wow bourgeois academic fails miserably when forced to talk to real people
— talichad (@das_pear) August 23, 2021
First, don’t call us Latinx. Second, don’t call us Latinx, period.
And you wonder why you’re turning us off.
— Beatrice Cardenas (@RealBetyCardens) August 23, 2021
I married into a Latino family. They state anyone who uses the term Latinx doesn't give a shit about Latinos, only power. Thanks for playing though.
— Oilgeo (@Oilgeo1) August 23, 2021
Ok so unlike the english language, in spanish we have this thing called "Real Academia Española". This is a centralized place where the rules of our language and grammar are kept/made. They do not have latinx since "latino" is already inclusive according to the language rules.
— Javier (@Javier_F) August 23, 2021
What is Latinx? Not a soul in my Hispanic family uses that term!
No wonder outreach isn’t workong.
— J.R.S (@Johnathan_RS_) August 23, 2021
Democratic outreach to Latino voters meaning “BUTCHER YOUR LANGUAGE FOR US” pic.twitter.com/CyEpFFPriS
— Portland (CalciferJiji) 🇺🇸🇭🇳 (@MDahl122) August 23, 2021
And anyone who doesn’t like it is, of course, a “right-wing” hysteric. So declares Fragility Jean after being ratioed . . . by mostly left-leaning Hispanics who try to get it through her racist “antiracist” noggin that “Latinx” is not only insulting, wrong, stupid, and rude, but insultingly, stupidly, and rudely wrong. (via Twitchy)
Look at your plethora of replies. It's hardly just the "right."
— Kyle Raccio (@kyleraccio) August 23, 2021
I’m not a right-winger, I’m a centrist with roots in McAllen. Keep using your anglicized word, especially while talking to Tejanos. You’re going to love the results
— Multiracial Whiteness Advocate (@__spicywhite) August 23, 2021
I’m neither right-wing, nor hysterical. “Latinx” is linguistic colonialism, and impractical pretension.
— Paul Alvarado (@Robogeek) August 23, 2021
I’m not right wing, and neither are most Latino’s who hate the term “latinx” and take umbrage to it.
— i.i. (@izzyi170) August 23, 2021
I’m left-wing and I don’t like the term “Latinx”, but sure call me hysteric.
— Andres Campy (@AndresCampy) August 23, 2021
Don't be so dismissive. I'm not "right-wing" if I don't like to be referred to as "Latinx". I've voted Dem all my life and seen how the label wars have torn the community apart. Simply call us by our individual groups. We need to be seen as a diverse universe of constituents.
— Ray (@rmdash) August 23, 2021
In her original tweet she’d even typed “Latinxs”, which just adds an extra layer of impossibility to the pronunciation
— Just Some Guy 🦬 (@jeremylatzke) August 23, 2021
I'm not right-wing and I hate the term Latinx.
— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) August 23, 2021
Cultural appropriation, if one has to accept that as a thing, is not stopping by Taco Bell for a couple of soft tacos or some yummy nachos, it’s hijacking an entire language to flex elitist power and to impose a dominant culture’s ideological superiority on unwilling groups of diverse and distinct peoples who’ve been given no say at all in the matter.
Sorry, Jean and all your elitist bubble-dweller friends, but you don’t get to change an entire gendered language by making up words and then imposing your supremacist colonial inventions on entire (and unwilling) peoples. And if you insist on depriving people of their own language, their own cultural identities, yeah, they may tune you—and your party—out. Go figure.DONATE
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