I don't disagree with #52 in general, however this is how this evolved:
Latinx and using the EARNED title of "Dr." as negatives is meaningless right-wing garbage. If you want to win Latinos and Latinas over you have to accept the FACT that they are listening to AM radio, hearing the message through FB and other social media that the Democrats are the same as Castro and Maduro. That the Democrats are "socialists" in the worst sense of the word. It is irrational and insanity and it works because it riles people up. Why would you expect Latinos and Latinas to respond to that a message of hate and demonization that wins over roughly the same number of White Europeans?...
The decision is how to counter that with that group while not alienating the group that detests the appeal of and use of that tactic.
Then Sentinel said:
You're conflating two very different things here (Latinx and DR.) although one thing they have in common is that neither is exclusive to one end of the partisan spectrum...
As for "Latinx", many Latinos already have an aversion to it completely independent of any political messaging they hear about it on the radio or social media. Having a gendered language is very much part of their culture. Many of them do not appreciate that type of erasure, even among those who care deeply about gender equity issues. So, it's not just "garbage"; it's a pre-existing, legitimate concern that the right latched on to and will continue to exploit as long as the left continues to get rope-a-doped into thinking they should be for it just because the other side is apparently against it.
Which I agree with, in concept, but it's way overstated. In fact:
Wildman62 then said:
I live in a South American country with million of immigrants from all the other countries down here and I have never ever heard the word "Lantinx".
And Censored responded with:
According to a liberal American Latina who explained the word to me about ten years ago, before I even knew that the word existed, LatinX is a term White people made up to teach Latinos how to be less sexist. She found it silly and a bit condescending.
Personally, I don't care about the word except to the extent that it harms Dem chances in the voting booth. Much like the Defund the Police motto, it's like Dems are taking marketing advice from Republicans.
I then said:
"White people" says your friend is clueless right off the bat or is scapegoating (or worse). The term came from the lesbian/gay/trans community by those that didn't agree with being forced into binary gender assignment. "White people" (those without Hispanic genetic heritage) didn't come up with it. That appears to be her continuing to further anti LBGQT bigotry (or optimistically, she's just clueless).