From our Bureau of Unexpected Assaults on Political Correctness with some assistance from Domitilo Cascarita y Chicharrón, our resident expert on the Spanish language
Whoa! In one of the wokest of all states in the U.S., some Democrat legislators are trying to ban the use of the woke term “Latinx” in all state documents.
And they dare to argue that this term is offensive! Even worse, the sponsor of this bill is Puerto Rican! How dare he do such a thing!
Talk about “man-bites-dog” stories! This one is a real surprise. And this legislative maneuver might lead to the impeachment of every one of these renegades. Stay tuned. This bill has yet to pass.
Prepare for earth-shaking tantrums from Wokenoids everywhere. Tyrannical speech control must always gain ground, never lose it. As their hero and patron saint Che Guevara liked to say: “Hasta Lx Victorix Siempre! Ni xn pasx para atrxs! Ni para coger impulsx!” Towards victory, always!” “Not one step back, not even to gain momentum”.
From Granma, UK (The Guardian) — Yes, this story has attracted international attention
The word is a gender-neutral alternative to “Latino” and “Latina”, helpful in supporting people who do not identify as either male or female, proponents say.
But Geraldo Reyes Jr, a state representative from Waterbury, chief sponsor of the Connecticut bill and one of five Hispanic Democrats who put their names to it, said Latinx was not a Spanish word but rather a “woke” term offensive to the large Puerto Rican population in the state.
“I’m of Puerto Rican descent and I find it offensive,” Reyes said.
Last month, Arkansas banned government officials from using Latinx on formal documents, one of several orders issued by Sarah Sanders, a former White House press secretary under Donald Trump, within hours of taking office as governor.
Reyes said his motivations might be different but he believed Sanders’ decision was the right one.
The League of United Latin American Citizens, the oldest Latino civil rights group in the US, said in 2021 it would no longer use the term Latinx.