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  • BluJay320@lemmy.blahaj.zoneOPtoAsklemmy@lemmy.ml"Latinx" or "Latine"?
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    1 day ago

    Yeah, it’s become very evident that “DNI” is not as universal of a terms as I thought it was.

    On your second point, I’m not referring specifically to nonbinary folk, but rather to the language referring to the ethnicity as a whole.

    With (most) other ethnicities/nationalities, the English terminology is neutral (French, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Greek, African, etc.), but the classical term for “Latino” is male-gendered.

    This is why people have started to use the term “Latinx”, and occasionally “Latine”.

    Personally, I think “Latinx” is a bastardization of the language, while “Latine” works within the linguistic framework, but I’m asking for opinions from the people within this group to see their preference



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    The issue, at least as far as I understand it, is that “Latino” as a general term irks people.

    It’s like referring to humans as “men’ instead of “people”. It contributes to a sense of patriarchal dominance.

    Personally, when I refer to humans as a group, I say “people”, not “man” or “men”.

    With a lot of ethnicities, the terms are neutral. Caucasians are Caucasians. Asians are Asians, African Americans are African Americans, etc.

    But “Latino” is a gendered term by its very nature. This is why a lot of people have started using “Latinx” or “Latine”.