Latinx? LATINX? People separating themselves by race are now adding alphabets to it, too?
WFB: Presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) failed to use the gender-neutral term “Latinx” for the first time in seven months, marking a major departure from previous campaign rhetoric.
Warren has consistently used “Latinx” in favor of the gender-specific alternatives “Latino” and “Latina.” The Massachusetts senator mentioned “African-American and Latinx” families on the June debate stage and went on to sell unisex “Latinx with Warren” t-shirts. Warren did not use the term “Latino” on Twitter after that debate.
But Warren bucked the trend Tuesday when she released her “Restoring America’s Promise to Latinos” plan. Warren touted the plan by referring to the “Latino community,” and while the plan uses the term “Latinx” on six occasions, it uses “Latino” more than 70 times. read more