For certain revolutionary leaders, traditional language is no longer needed.
So, America has been served a large amount of new words in the last few years. In the instances where words were used, their use has changed. In addition, the use of code has significantly increased.
For example, people from all political stripes could choose to support those in need; however, when someone states that they must “do the work” to assist “marginalized communities,” you may be able guess the way they vote.
In the language of contemporary culture, a brand new woke term is up in the air.
This side has been repeatedly defending “Latinx,” but it simply won't work.
Senoras y senores, I give you “Latine.”
What is the reason anyone would attempt to force a bizarre new word into usage? No matter what the reason, New York University is on board.
Through Instagram, the school has announced a variety of identity-based graduation ceremonies that cover everyone, except homosexual whites.
“NYU Cultural and Identity-based Graduation Celebrations,” it states, “were established to acknowledge and celebrate the accomplishments of graduating students of color and LGBTQ+ students — undergraduate, graduate, professional studies.”
However, the celebration will not be a way to celebrate the majority of Hispanics
Lavender Grad (LGBTIQA+)
APID/A Grad (Asian Pacific Islander Desi American)
Native Grad (American Indian)
As reported by Campus Reform, “Latinx” isn't a good fit for the Spanish language:
A few have been critical of Latinx as not being in line with the rules of linguistics in Spanish. The students from Emory University and Swarthmore College as well as others have criticized the term in this way.
The authors of Swarthmore's i, Gilbert Guerra and Gilbert Orbea call usage of the word “a blatant form of linguistic imperialism,” asserting that the activists are engaged within an act of “forcing of U.S. ideals upon a language in a way that does not grammatically or orally correspond with it.”
If you don't at first succeed, try again…
Administrators and students at certain universities have started making use of “Latine” in an attempt to make the university more inclusive while adhering to the rules of linguistics in Spanish.
Colorado State University Latino student center El Centro sheds light:
The term Latinx began to be used in the beginning of the 21st century. According to some, it was first being used on the internet in 2004. Latinx is the gender-neutral term used in comparison of Latina and Latino. Latinx is a term used to refer to a diverse category of people who have an origin within Latin America. While it's not known exactly when and how the term was coined, it is evident that it was born out of the queer Latinx online communities to dispel the gender-based binary.
Latine is a gender-neutral version that is a gender-neutral form of Latino that was created by feminists and gender non-binary communities of Spanish-speaking nations. The purpose of the term is to eliminate gender from Spanish by substituting it with the gender neutral Spanish letter E which can be found in phrases such as estudiante.
It's an interesting decision. According to a report for 2020, “Latinx” was unused by 97% of Americans who identify as Hispanic. Since the Latinx effort is in the toilet, how can they create something just one letter shy of “latrine”?
In defense, according to reports, from Campus Reform, “Latine” has a lot of supporters.
“Latine” has…been used by administrators and student groups in universities like the University of California Santa Barbara, Dominican University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
This is also being supported by essays from academics.
These include journal articles entitled “Family Engagement and Latine Children's Early Narrative Skills”, “Human Services Professionals Perceptions on the Trauma, Stigma, and Mental Health on the Wellbeing of Latine and Hispanic Undocumented Immigrants” and “Nutrition-Related Information Shared by Latine Influencers: A YouTube Content Analysis,” as well as others.
The book The Tulane Hullabaloo, student editor Doxey Camara calls the term “a more natural substitute for “Latinx.”
“Latine fills in the gap in an approach that Latinx has never been able to, mostly due to its design to integrate in conjunction with the Spanish language. This isn't an insertion, but rather an evolution. It is a natural progression from gendered words towards neutral terms. This is why Latine can be spoken as well as conjugated Spanish and Latinx is not.:
Naturally, if it had not been for evolution it would not be “designed.”
Modernity has its own challenges. We're no longer living in an organic environment. The idea comes from the top and we're told that it's the proper way to go about it.
What happens if “Latine ” thrives? If the public is finally convinced by the evidence that “Latino” is offensive?
In the end, we're in an age of unimaginable sensitivities.