We’ve long suspected that, for the most part, white progressives are much more invested in the campaign for “social justice” than the people they are supposedly trying to help. So much of their agenda is filled with nonsensical academic concepts that are a transparent attempt to lend intellectual weight to issues that are imaginary, emotional, and bizarre.
Take the new effort to redefine Hispanics as the “Latinx” community. This didn’t burble up from Mexico. It sure as hell didn’t come from Spain. No, this was incubated in the LGBT community as a way to de-gender “Latino” and “Latina” and make room for the 38 Hispanic transgenders who are no doubt thrilled with the change.
As for the rest of the Hispanic population? Well, a new survey shows that they have absolutely no love for the new, politically-correct terminology.
From ThinkNow Research:
To examine the acceptance of “Latinx” our firm conducted a nationwide poll of Latinos using a 508-person sample that is demographically representative of Census figures, yielding a ± 5% margin of error with a 95% confidence interval.
We presented our respondents with seven of the most common terms used to describe Latinos and asked them to select the one that best describes them. When it came to “Latinx,” there was near unanimity. Despite its usage by academics and cultural influencers, 98% of Latinos prefer other terms to describe their ethnicity. Only 2% of our respondents said the label accurately describes them, making it the least popular ethnic label among Latinos.
Some have speculated that “Latinx” resonates with women and Latino youth. We found no evidence of this in our study. While Latinos’ preferences for other labels vary by age, the limited appeal of “Latinx” is consistent across generations and genders. Only 3% of 18–34 year-old respondents in our poll selected the term as their preferred ethnic label. This was roughly the same as the 2% of 35–49 year-olds. No respondents over 50 selected the term. In other words, 97% of millennial and Gen-Z Latinos prefer to be called something other than “Latinx.” Meanwhile, only 3% of women and 1% of men selected the term as their preferred ethnic identifier.
As the researchers acknowledge, acceptance of the “Latinx” term could change over time. But until it does, movie studios and Democratic political candidates have no business using a term that is overwhelmingly rejected by the people it’s being used to describe. If these idiots would stop pandering to the left and actually listen to the people they purport to fight for, they might actually start making sense.