Arizona Democrat Gallego Denounces Use of ‘Latinx’ As ‘Performative’ Term To Appease ‘White Rich Progressives’
Democratic Representative Ruben Gallego, Arizona, blasted his party members on Monday for their use of the gender-neutral term “Latinx“ referring to the Hispanic community.
Gallego responded to a new poll that showed only 2% of Latinos recognize the term ‘Latinx’ while 40% feel offended by this.
“To be clear, my office is not allowed to use ‘latinx’ in official communications. When Latino politicians use the term, it is largely to appease wealthy white progressives who think it is the term. that we use, ”Gallego wrote. “It’s a vicious cycle of confirmation bias.”
The term was coined by “awakened” Democrats to include non-binary voices in an attempt to change the standard use of default gender names in Spanish. A Bendixen & Amandi International poll first reported by Politico found that only 2% of Latino voters use the term “Latinx”, while 40% said the term “bothered them”.
The Politico article, titled “Democrats fall flat with ‘latinx’ language,” said the poll suggests the term could be “counterproductive in wooing those of Latin American descent.” Some believe the term is to blame for causing the significant shift in Latin American support towards the GOP in 2020.
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Gallego, who represents Arizona’s 7th Congressional District, said the term “sounds performative.”
“Look at all of them. Hispanics and Latin Americans are gender neutral. So we already have gender neutral options to describe the Latin American community,” he wrote in a separate tweet Monday. “Adding an x and creating a new word turns out to be performative.”
Gallego said the use of the term “reveals deeper issues.”
“It won’t make you lose an election,” he wrote, “but if your staff and consultants are using Latinx in your mass communication, it probably means they don’t understand the Latino community and indicates problems. deeper. “
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Washington Post reporter José A. Del Real OK, writing, “I’m here once again to remind you that Latinx doesn’t even do what it’s supposed to do, which is make language more inclusive for non-binary and / or trans people. . “