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A recent survey confirmed the Hispanic community’s resounding rejection of the term “latinx,” finding that only 1% of Latinos use the term to identify themselves.
According to data from the survey, conducted by WPA Intelligence and Visto Media for Bienvenido, the terms preferred by Hispanics to refer to their community are: Hispanic (56%), American (20%) and Latino (12%). 6% prefer to be referred to by their native nationality, while another 5 % prefer their nationality and American nationality.
The term “latinx” is an invention of the American progressive left which, under the guise of inclusion and its radical LGBT agenda, seeks to strip Spanish of grammatical gender.
The move has not turned out as its promoters had hoped. According to a poll last year, 40% of Hispanics find the term “latinx” offensive and 30% would be less likely to support politicians who use it.
Latinx, a Democratic failure that benefits the GOP
Polls continue to show the failure that “latinx“, a word that cannot even be pronounced in Spanish, has been for the Democratic leadership, which has been using it for years in supposed representation of the Hispanic community.
Republicans not only seem to be taking advantage of the rejection, but a good part of their new leadership shares it. The Cuban American congresswoman from Florida, María Elvira Salazar, reacted to the poll by clarifying: “I am a Latina, not a Latinx”.
In fact, aware of the rejection that the Hispanic community continues to demonstrate, Flores uses it to his advantage.
Listening to the cries of the Hispanic community pays off in politics. According to another poll, Flores is now more popular among Latino voters than far-left Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC). Both are the top-ranking Latina representatives in their respective parties.
Tomás Lugo, journalist and writer. Born in Venezuela and graduated in Social Communication. Has written for international media outlets. Currently living in Colombia // Tomás Lugo, periodista y articulista. Nacido en Venezuela y graduado en Comunicación Social. Ha escrito para medios internacionales. Actualmente reside en Colombia.