Latino, Latinx, Latine?
The Latino Racial Justice Circle (LRJC) recognizes that “Latino” is a gendered term and acknowledges the existence of alternatives such as “Latinx” or “Latine.” As an organization that is committed to equality and social justice, we appreciate that these terms are more inclusive of multiple gender identities. However, our community experience and research indicate that these terms are used primarily outside of the community that they are designed to represent. Therefore, we have chosen to use “Latino” because members of the community we serve most often identify with this term.
Below are additional articles that discuss this topic:
“Latinx? Latino? Hispanic? A linguistics expert explains the confusion.”
“Why people are split on using ‘Latinx.’”
“If Hispanics Hate the Term “Latinx,” Why Is It Still Used?”