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Is it Latino/a, or Latinx? Who are Hispanics? And what does social justice have to do with it?

Updated: Jan 25, 2022



a drawing of multicolor hands and arms
We are multiracial and multicultural, Latinx-Hispanics-Latinas/or

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/12/07/woke-fail-democrats-using-latinx-face-backlash-from-hispanic-americans/

If you are Hispanic, how do you feel about using the word Hispanic? Do you identify as Hispanic? I check the box "Hispanic" on questionnaires for healthcare or census purposes when I have no other choice. I question whether I should have to do that at all. But of course, we separate ourselves into so many categories and then make slogans against people that separate themselves as if that's not the history of mankind. SPABN

Being Hispanic has nothing to do with race, I wonder whether I should consider myself any other way. I refuse to answer because it should not matter what race I am, if I'm Hispanic that means I'm of Latin American descent living in the US. I could be any mixture of European, African, Asian, and Native American ethnicities. Multiracial, multicultural and speak only English and live in the US or speak Spanish or Haitian or Portuguese, as second languages or not, and my skin may be of any colorful tone.

HISPANIC IS NOT A RACE

Latinos/as, Latinx, Hispanics, are of Latin descent, our music is different even amongst ourselves, our food staples are basic rice, beans, and salsa. As a Hispanic I consider all persons of Spanish descent Hispanic. But I don't consider all people from Latin America to be Hispanic. Latin Americans may not speak Spanish. We all come in different ethnicities and cultures. We are any mixture of races and cultures. We may speak Portuguese, and derivatives like Creole.

ARE HISPANICS MORE LIKELY TO BARGAIN PLEA IN COURT?

Why is it a social justice issue? Do Democrats want to unify the Hispanics and Latinos under the term Latinx. What is the political gain to be made for united Latin community versus one that is divided into Latinos and Hispanics?

ARE MOST HISPANICS REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRATS?

Are Hispanics and Latinos divided across political spheres?

The surveys above did not come close to addressing that issue and it needs to be addressed as it is determinant for election time whether the latino vote is the same as the Hispanic one.

ARE ALL HISPANICS MULTIRACIAL AND MULTICULTURAL>

Hispanics come in many different ethnicities and cultures as well as the geography is vast between three continents. The Philippines are not considered Hispanics, nor are they from Latin America, but they do speak Spanish and were a Spanish colony.

https://blogs.shu.edu/libraries/2020/10/the-hispanic-identity-of-filipinos-a-short-history/

WHAT CATEGORY DOES HAITI FALL INTO? NOT HISPANIC BUT LATIN, OR JUST CARIBBEAN?

I consider Haiti which speaks a Latin Language and its dialect, Creole, to be Caribbean along with Cuba which is Hispanic, and Jamaica right next to it, which is English. Is Hispanic an ethnicity and not a race?

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/joe-biden-saying-latinx-sparks-widespread-mockery-wave-of-jokes/ar-AALr2Mp

As if Latinos weren't diversified enough, the terms used to define this ethnicity and/or race are just as different as one Hispanic from another.

Latin Americans are Latinos and Latinas, but what is Latin America.

Hispanics speak Spanish, and they are Latinos in the US. What about Haitians, are they Latin American? What about English speaking Caribbeans, are they Caribbean but not Hispanics and not Latin America because their countries weren't colonized by the Spaniards.