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LA Times Columnist Dragged On Twitter For Tone-Deaf “Latinx” Tweets

LA Times Columnist Dragged On Twitter For Tone-Deaf “Latinx” Tweets

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?”.

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.

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)

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.

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Comments

Thank you for this article.

Thank you for understanding and for driving the point home.

    SeiteiSouther in reply to Exiliado. | August 25, 2021 at 10:41 am

    But it’s completely copacetic for minority chefs to make French/Italian cuisine. This is why the CULTURAL APPROPRIATION argument is completely ludicrous. If you’re making excellent Chinese food and you’re not Asian? I don’t care! Give me more!

The Friendly Grizzly | August 24, 2021 at 10:16 pm

If one goes by the guidelines, I’m Hispanic. I love it when some white girl tells me I can’t be, due to my looks.

I don’t look Jewish either, sweetie.

Colonel Travis | August 24, 2021 at 10:23 pm

If there is no male or female, why do these twits insist on there being a plural form of anything? If the individual doesn’t matter, why do we need any kind of category to describe people? Why are we not erasing all types and varieties of human beings and condensing the entire language down to grunts and gestures like caveme…er…cavepersonxs?

Leftists are the stupidest, childish people on earth.

    To be fair, there has been progress. The Pro-Choice religion subscribed to by the Progressive Church, Synagogue, Corporation, Clinic, etc., denies men and women’s dignity and agency, and reduces human life to a negotiable property under diversity [dogma] (i.e. color judgment) including color blocs (e.g. the racist designation “people of color”).

    henrybowman in reply to Colonel Travis. | August 25, 2021 at 10:35 am

    “If the individual doesn’t matter, why do we need any kind of category to describe people?”

    “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.”

    Better yet, did your momma give you a name?

Mexicano. Mexicana. Mexican, and proud of it.

Gender is physical and mental (e.g. sexual orientation) attributes correlated with sex…. sexo. No gendero.

The liberal psychos will have to force progress: one step forward, two steps backward, down their throats to accept their sincerely held alien beliefs.

That said, men and women are equal in rights and complementary in Nature/nature. Do they entertain feminist and masculinist extremists? The audacity of abortion rites to relieve “burdens” are an o… abomination, a wicked solution.

    UserP in reply to n.n. | August 25, 2021 at 8:59 am

    “Do they entertain feminist and masculinist extremists?”

    Is a ducks Hiney waterproof?

    lichau in reply to n.n. | August 25, 2021 at 2:04 pm

    Bravo.
    Grew up on the Mexican border. Had a lot of Mexican friends–not because I was any sort of “Liberal”, but because most of the kids in school were Mexican.
    I have NEVER understood why “Mexican” became or is a pejorative. Most Mexicans I have known, then or since, are quite proud of being Mexican. No reason not to be. As Italians are proud of being Italian, etc.
    Personally, I am an All-American mongrel. Cannot claim any ethnic origin that matters. Even worse the DNA places assess me as either 100 percent European or 99.9 percent–the 0.1 percent being someplace in NW India/Pakistan. I would really like to run down that 1/1024 person. Then I could claim something exotic.
    “LatinX” is typical PC talk. Obscures information. Are you Mexican, Cuban, Brazilian, Spanish, etc.?

      UserP in reply to lichau. | August 25, 2021 at 2:44 pm

      “I would really like to run down that 1/1024 person.”

      You may contact Elizabeth Warren at:

      309 Hart Senate Office Building
      Washington, DC 20510
      Phone: (202) 224-4543

Hah! Latinx. Xenophobes, genderphobes, parading in ignorant bliss and proud of it.

Latinx is a stupid, stupid term to even consider calling anyone of Latino or Hispanic origin.

How in the world do you pronounce it? Latin-Ex? La-tinks? La-tinz? If only some woke world nitwits can even figure out how they say it, it’s a good bet that the vast majority of people think it’s a stupid, fake word. Which they do. Me included, and I’m Latino in origin, but American first.

    The term “Latinx” is as popular as an edsel and will soon become obsolete. Just wait a couple of months and we will be talking about some other stupid term they invented—probably a word to describe Biden’s Afghan victory.

    henrybowman in reply to drsamherman. | August 25, 2021 at 10:41 am

    I’m still trying to pronounce LGBTQQIP2SAA+.
    It looks like it should sound like “Luxury Yacht,” but I’ve heard it pronounced “Throatwarbler Mangrove.”

This transparently obnoxious, narcissistic and idiotic “Latinx” BS should appropriately be called “cultural imposition” — self-reverential, white Dhimmi-crats imposing their infantile, myopic and sanctimonious worldview upon other peoples and cultures.

Notice that she never admits that she might be wrong. Leftists have increasingly become so sanctimonious that they cannot conceive of the possibility of being wrong.

If you can’t admiit to being wrong on something minor, there is no way that you will admit to being wrong on something major. With the Left in charge of the Federal government that is a very scary thing.

    Lucifer Morningstar in reply to Ironman. | August 25, 2021 at 8:21 am

    Notice also her pathetic attempt at playing the “victim” with her, “I’ve never faced such a tidal wave of right-wing hysteria as for using the word “Latinx” this afternoon”. A common tactic of left when they cannot or will not simply admit they were wrong and promise to do better.

    henrybowman in reply to Ironman. | August 25, 2021 at 10:44 am

    Nobody knows better than the left that the moment you apologize for anything, the jackal pack attacks. That’s how their peers work, at any rate. That’s why you’ll never see them doing it.

Another example of social conditioning to learn to accept the dictates of the elite and conform to their worldview. I spent nearly ten years in El Paso which is 85%+ Hispanic and no one, not even the academic brown shirts at UTEP use latinx.

Remember “Afro-American?” The black community actually did allow themselves to be colonialized with that for about a decade. I’m appreciating the relative spine of Hispanics.

Same leftist assholes will ask “dot or feather?”

Comanche Voter | August 25, 2021 at 12:19 pm

Ah the boys and girls at the Los Angeles Times love to get tangled up in this snake’s nest of ethnic terminology. First they christened talk show host (and gubernatorial candidate) Larry Elder as the new face of “white supremacy”. Larry who is black was surprised to learn that he was white. The next day they went after Elder on the appropriate pronunciation of the dreaded N-word. Now you’d think that a black man would know how to do that. Nope. According to the Times, Larry is incorrect in that he ends the word with “er”. The Times assured its readers that the preferred and correct ending for the word is “ra”. Now I haven’t heard or read anything like that coming from the mouth of anyone younger than 90. My now long dead father–born in Texas in 1908–used that version of the word in a conversation in the early 1960s. Now if you go with the rappers coming out of Compton in the early 90s, the ending was “az” or maybe “azz”—look at their album covers.

Real American | August 25, 2021 at 12:51 pm

“LAA-TINKS”

Joey Williams | August 25, 2021 at 1:44 pm

I seem to recall that the wokes/progressives have made a big deal of out asking people “what pronouns do you prefer?” so as to respect the individual. Shouldn’t the same be true with ethnic group – the individual has the right to decide if they’re Hispanic, Latino, Hispanic-American, Latin-American, etc? Seems to me that having white sophisticates proclaim “LatinX” is the only acceptable term is the worst form of cultural appropriation.

Why is she using the masculine form Guerrero (warrior) as her name? Shouldn’t it be Guerrerx?

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