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From the Los Angeles Times:

‘Latinos’ is out, ‘Latinx’ is in at UC San Diego in nod to evolving gender and sexuality terms

By GARY ROBBINS, DEC 02, 2018 | 8:20 AM

UC San Diego has begun using new words to refer to Latinos and Chicanos in a move that reflects the profound change that’s occurring nationally in the way many people define their gender and sexuality.

The gender-specific terms Latino and Chicano are being selectively replaced with Latinx and Chicanx to promote acceptance of virtually anyone who falls under the headings.

The change is being promoted by students, social justice activists and the LGBTQ community, which are trying to get people to look beyond conventional notions of gender, sex and appearance.

As broadly used, Latino refers to people of Latin American origin or descent.

Latinx includes men and women of Latin American descent, people who are not exclusively male or female, people who don’t think of themselves as a man or a woman, and people who don’t act or dress in ways that are common to people of their gender.

The same basic definition applies to Chicanx, with the exception of heritage. Chicanos are Americans of Mexican descent.

What about “Hispanx?”

Corporations should sponsor these new words. The Spanx brand would likely pony up some serious cash to make “HiSpanx” the mandatory word for Latinas at colleges across America.

Heterosexual African American men could be renamed Under Armour-Americans in return for a hefty annual retainer.

“This is about making the university more inclusive,” said Becky Pettit, UC San Diego’s vice chancellor of equity, diversity and inclusion.

From The Triton:

More than 70 faculty members are asking for answers after the Director of the Center for Engaged Teaching (CET), Jace Hargis, was terminated from his position this year and the encompassing center was reorganized with a new lead: Carolyn L. Sandoval, the wife of Vice Chancellor Dr. Becky Pettit.

An official announcement declared that the Triton was all wrong, Ms. Sandoval and Ms. Pettit weren’t exactly married and, anyway, Ms. Sandoval was getting an all new position.

But, my impression is that the upper reaches of University of California management has been a hotbed of lesbian backscratching for many years now. Almost nobody in the press seems interested in this story, even when the UC Santa Cruz chancellor Denice Denton leapt to her death from the roof of the luxury highrise of her lesbian lover, for whom Denton had obtained a $192k job with UC.

But even that got virtually no news coverage because it’s just another dog bites person story: practically every week presidents of major universities who are involved in lesbian financial scandals leap 50 stories to their deaths in San Francisco. Plummeting college presidents is practically a cliche.

“We’re meeting students where they are.”

Or where we want them to be.

The university also is trying to more broadly appeal to Latinos, an area where it has lagged behind some University of California campuses.

Nothing says respect for Latino culture and the Spanish language more than neutering it with weird sci-fi neologisms.

… Schools like Grossmont and MiraCosta colleges already use those terms in their publicity. So does UC Irvine. The University of San Diego holds a Chicanx/Latinx graduation.

But deeper change is being sought. And it involves two words — Latinx and Chicanx — that are not widely used by the general public, partly because there’s confusion about what the words mean and how they are pronounced.

People are especially perplexed by Latinx, which was reflected in a reader survey published this year by Remezcla, a media company.

The survey found that readers were almost evenly divided between pronouncing Latinx as latin-x and la-teen-x. A small percentage preferred lah-tinks. Still others have suggested referring to Latinos as [email protected], a gender-neutral term that hasn’t caught on. …

The issue of gender identity also has surfaced in the way students apply for undergraduate admission to the University of California system.

Students can now choose from heterosexual/straight, bisexual, gay and lesbian to describe their sexuality.

Under gender, they can select gender nonconforming, genderqueer, transgender, trans man, trans male, trans woman or trans female. …

The San Diego Union-Tribune asked Pettit whether some people will view words such as Latinx as an act of political correctness, leading to blowback against the campus.

“I think the nature of higher education as institutions is to create spaces for resistance and for people to redefine themselves and for people to redefine the world that they want to live in,” Pettit said.

“I don’t mean to sound flippant, but that’s what universities exist for: to allow people to think freely, to allow people to redefine and shift culture.”

And if you don’t shift in exactly the demeaning fashion we’ve instructed you to shift, we shall crush you like a bug.

 
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  1. Anon[330] • Disclaimer says:

    I can’t wait for this, Destroller dolls from Mexico, coming to a mall near you. The retail store that will launch a thousand hand-wringing opinion pieces in the New York Times, Salon, The Atlantic, and so on. You adopt a baby (from outer space). Apparently mostly girls do it. Oh my, where is the gender studies fainting couch, I think I’m losing consciousness.

    https://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-experience-retail-distroller-20181201-story.html

    https://distrollerusa.com

    Kids “adopt” the dolls, they are weighed by a “nurse,” and the kids can bring the dolls back in for medical checks. As red meat for the media, you can also get your doll vaccinated … or not. It’s up to the parents of the girl. Only Red-staters would abuse their girls by allowing them to have such gender-brainwashing toys, but Blue-staters almost want to participate so that they could virtue signal by asking for vaccination. The cognitive dissonance! And throw in that they are especially popular with immigrant children of the cisgender assigned-girl-at-birth variety (when they are not caged by Donald Trump). Trump should explode some heads by sending these dolls to detained illegal alien girls.

  2. Anon[330] • Disclaimer says:

    Actrex?

  3. And if you don’t shift in exactly the demeaning fashion we’ve instructed you to shift, we shall crush you like a bug.

    Jonathan Edwards says:

    The God that holds you over the pit of hell, much as one holds a spider or some loathsome insect over the fire, abhors you, and is dreadfully provoked. His wrath towards you burns like fire; he looks upon you as worthy of nothing else but to be cast into the fire. He is of purer eyes than to bear you in his sight; you are ten thousand times as abominable in his eyes as the most hateful, venomous serpent is in ours.

    http://www.wwnorton.com/college/history/archive/resources/documents/ch03_03.htm

    Backscratching Lesbian University Administrator Louts Are Getting Out Of Their Hotbeds And Sending Everybody To Hell

    Overpaid Lesbian Pissant Puritan University Administrator Boobs Running Amok

  4. syonredux says:

    As broadly used, Latino refers to people of Latin American origin or descent.

    Latinx includes men and women of Latin American descent, people who are not exclusively male or female, people who don’t think of themselves as a man or a woman, and people who don’t act or dress in ways that are common to people of their gender.

    The same basic definition applies to Chicanx, with the exception of heritage. Chicanos are Americans of Mexican descent.

    Gotta confess, I love using Latinx and Chicanx.It means that I get to insult foreigners and be officially WOKE AF…at the same time!

    • LOL: vinteuil
    • Replies: @BenKenobi
  5. Let’s be honest; Latinx sounds like a great Hispanic porn site.

    • Agree: Corn
    • Replies: @TWS
  6. Howdy, fellow Humyns.

    You know it’s coming…

    • Replies: @Laugh Track
  7. Ibound1 says:

    We have turned over our institutions to insane people.

    • Replies: @Currahee
    , @AnotherDad
  8. A small percentage preferred lah-tinks.

    I suspect that will be the preferred pronunciation of John Derbyshire. I also like the way he pronounces Latinos as “Latin Owes.”

    I’m confident that once all the preferred pronouns are worked out and we get people to look beyond conventional notions of gender, sex and appearance, we’ll be able to turn our full attention on the abysmal academic performance and high dropout rate of our Latinx population.

    • Replies: @Stan d Mute
  9. These new names are incredibly fascinating and a feast for the curious intellect. Our top universities are really running at full tilt.

    I recently accompanied Bobcat Jr. on a tour of Stanford where we learned that they pronounce it “Latin-x” there. Of all Stanford has to offer, the student tour guide was proudest of the huge, gold-plated affinity group headquarters, where all the LGBTQ, ethnic and gender minority groups exist in a mutually reinforcing rainbow of intersectionality.

    Then we went over to Berkeley. I warned him that Berkeley would be even wackier, but to our surprise, the student tour guide there was all business. He told the group that only a minority of Berkeley students get involved in radical politics and that the violent protests last year were the fault of Antifa which he referred to as “an outside hate group.” At the end of the tour he volunteered that he is a College Republican, that he loves Berkeley despite all his professors being liberal, and that he doesn’t feel uncomfortable at all. How about that?

  10. J.Ross says: • Website

    Why stop the grammatical carnage there? The wider adoption of New World Spanish is inhibited by requiring the memorization of endings, which act like a suffixed pronoun. No more. In the New Way, all verbs are equal, and perfectly regular. Replace all endings in all situations with X and watch the adoption numbers climb! Note that you may need to use pronouns and time words more often to clarify things.
    vaX seX veX
    teneX habeX llamarX
    gustaX daX iX

  11. Ron Unz says:

    Nothing says respect for Latino culture and the Spanish language more than neutering it with weird sci-fi neologisms.

    Ha, ha, ha.

    Actually, a pretty remarkable fraction of the highest-ranking Latinx politicians in CA over the last few years have been LGBTQXYZ…

  12. Hail says: • Website

    Do any Central Americans or Ssouth Americans in their own countries/language use ‘Latinx’?

    https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latino_(Estados_Unidos)

    No hits for ‘Latinx’ there.

    On the actual Latinx wiki, you will notice there are no other language entries. USA Only?

  13. “A hotbed of lesbian backscratching.” Now that’s an evocative phrase. So much so, in fact, that it’s put me off my dinner. Thanks, Steve.

    • Replies: @Forbes
    , @South Texas Guy
  14. anonymous[172] • Disclaimer says:

    Wonder what the real Latinos think about being enrolled into sex-freak politics without anyone actually bothering to ask them? It’s not as if a vote was taken amongst them or anything. Seems as if they’re dissing the vast majority of Latinos out there but hey who cares what they might think their betters have decided for them.

  15. Cisco will have to rebrand to avoid accusations of bigotry.

    • Replies: @TheJester
  16. Currahee says:
    @Ibound1

    “UC San Diego’s vice chancellor of equity, diversity and inclusion”.

  17. @Harry Baldwin

    I’m confident that once all the preferred pronouns are worked out and we get people to look beyond conventional notions of gender, sex and appearance, we’ll be able to turn our full attention on the abysmal academic performance and high dropout rate of our Latinx population.

    I’m confident that once the correct nomenclature is adopted the latinx “gap” in achievement will simply vanish.

    After all, look how effectively it worked when negroes were renamed from enwards to “African-Americans” – overnight they could all read and write proficiently, their crime rates plummeted to zero, and every child knows his daddy.

  18. I wanna be known as a honkx. Also, there are two things we know for certain about lesbian university president who throw themselves (or are pushed) off high places: They can’t fly, and they don’t bounce. Corpx.

  19. Clyde says:

    Not to mention you have Janet (from another planet) Napolitanox as El Presidente of the Cal university perversity system. This ambiguously sexxxxed personage was born in NY but made her fame and fortune out west.

    “Who’ll stop the rain?”

  20. @iAspie

    Gotta love how often these protests just happen to involve skipping final exams. For the cause!

    • Replies: @iAspie
  21. vinteuil says: • Website
    @Faraday's Bobcat

    Wow – are things turning up, at Berkeley?

    Does their Philosophy Department now include me on their role of those who received the departmental citation for top graduating B.A. in philosophy?

    Or am I still black-balled?

  22. I’m surprised they didn’t go with “Latinim”. You know, adopt the linguistic preferences of their owners.

    It’s kind of a one-size-fits-all solution, right? We could have:

    Gookim
    Slantim
    Schwarzim
    Muzzim
    Dottim
    Hickim
    Rubeim
    Lesbim
    Transim

    The possibilities are endless! And with all the sneering contempt and condescension already baked in! Such a deal!

  23. @Hail

    My Colombian wife has never heard of this nonsense in her life. None of her family speak like that and they would look at me like I were crazy if I did. Likewise for every other foreigner I ever met whose native tongue is Spanish (n= 1, of course).

  24. vinny says:

    I know an academic blonde woman with some Mexican descent and an actual Spanish name who’s always going on about Latinx this and Latinx that, but when she got her PhD it was all “I’m Doctora Garcia.” Very strange.

  25. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:

    The real moral outrage should be this: Why use ‘Latino’ or ‘Latinx’(or Latin-whatever) to designate so many people of Mexico, Central America, and South America who are NOT of Latin identity, history, or heritage?
    Latin-whatever is an IMPOSED identity in Mexico-Central-America-South-America UNLESS one happens to be of European Conquistador or Immigration-Invader origin(or have substantial white blood). In truth, the native peoples of those regions had an existence going back 10,000s of yrs. And some of them had histories and unique cultures going back 1,000s of yrs. So, they had an identity BEFORE the arrival of the Europeans who came as imperialists and conquerors. And under Latin-American rule, they were not co-masters of Mexico-Central-America-South-America but, more often than not, subjects and slaves of the European Conquerors. So, referring to ALL the people of that region as ‘Latino’ or ‘Latin-whatever’ is deeply insulting.
    Imagine if we call Filipinos ‘Latin-Asians’ because they were ruled by the Spanish for centuries. Suppose we refer to Asian Indians as Anglo-Asians because of 250 yrs of British domination. And supposed we refer to black Africans as Latin-Africans, Gallic-Africans, Anglo-Africans, Dutch-Africans, Belgian-Africans, and etc. because much of Africa had been ruled by various European colonizers at one time.

    At the very least in the US, we don’t refer to blacks and American Indians as ‘Anglo’. Even though they came under Anglo power and learned to speak English, they are still referred to as ‘African’ or ‘Indian’ or ‘Native American’. That much of their true identity is respected. They are not labeled with the generic term of Anglo or Anglx. But for some reason, everyone( regardless of racial or cultural origin) in Mexico-Central-America-South-America is called ‘Latino’ and now ‘Latinx’ even if he or she(or ‘they’?) has no white blood or little white blood. The deep identity of the indigenous folks are disregarded, and they are merely labeled with the identity of the European imperialists who conquered them. It’s as if they had no history, identity, and culture prior to the arrival of Europeans. And blacks in and from that part of the world are also referred to as ‘Latino’ and now ‘Latinx’ even though they are really African in origin and were enslaved and brought by force by the Latin-European and Latin-Jewish slavers.
    Using this logic, I suppose Palestinians living under Jewish rule should be called Judeo-Arabs. (Slavery under Jews was especially tragic. If European Christian slavers and Muslim slavers were at least willing to share God and Jesus/Muhammad with the slave population, Jews didn’t share the Covenant with their slaves. Via Conversion to Christianity or Islam, the slave was made the equal of the master at least in spiritual matters. But the Jewish Covenant was only for Jews, and Jewish masters never regarded the goy slaves as their spiritual equal.)

    Another thing. This gender-bender ideology is just the latest in Western Imperialism(now gone decadent and degenerate under Jewish-capitalist globo-homo nuttery). Indeed, gender-ideology, Homomania, and LGBTQ-ism are essentially proxy forms of Judeo-globalism. It is the Jewish Imperialist equivalent of Christianity. Since Jews hate Christianity and no longer believe in something like Marxism, they need a neo-’spiritual’ and missionary ideological agenda to unite all elites around the world. And their ‘spiritual’ weapon is Globo-Homomania. Why? Because gender-bender-ism poses no economic challenge to the ruling elites. After all, homos and trannies are naturally vain and narcissistic and suck up to the rich and powerful. Also, because homos and trannies everywhere are favored, lionized, and elevated by the power of the globalist elites, they become the most loyal servants of globo-homo world domination. ‘Gay rights’ turned into Gay Rites, the consecration of the homos and trannies by the Gay Ray of the sodomy ‘rainbow’.
    Also, as every nation has its share of homos with grievances, those homos make ideal fifth-columnists who will be most willing to collaborate with globalist Jewish power. Jews and homos see eye-to-eye in favoring elite-minority rule over goyim and straights.
    Most Chinese are patriotic and stand with China, and most Iranians are patriotic and stand with Iran. But homos & trannies in China and Iran are likely to be disgruntled because they don’t get the adoration & adulation that homos(and increasingly trannies) receive in the Jewish controlled West. So, they will be most likely to collaborate with Jewish globalists to subvert their own nations. After all, if Jewish globo-homo ideology takes over China and Iran, the homos there will be elevated and celebrated as saints, angels, and even gods.
    So, this ‘Latinx’ business is a double-assault on the indigenous folks of what is called ‘Latin America’. Their true indigenous identity is (1) buried under the imperialist identity of the European conquerors and (2) pasted over with the decadent & degenerate consumer-capitalist cultism of Jewish globo-homo world order. It is total BS.

    A real movement for a truer sense of identity for all the indigenous folks in ‘Latin America’ should call for the rejection of the term ‘Latin’ altogether. ‘Latino’ or ‘Latin-whatever’ should ONLY apply to people in ‘Latin America’ who are white or mostly white of Spanish or Portuguese origin(and maybe Italian origin). People who are brown or mostly indigenous should recover & revive their own indigenous identities and insist that they be referred to as such than being labeled with the imperialist identity of the very people who conquered them, ‘genocided’ them, enslaved them, and ‘raped’ them(to create the mixed-race Mestizo).

    What is called ‘Latin America’ is the most tragic part of the world. At least in North America and Australia(and Siberia), the native populations were small enough to be easily conquered and pacified. In contrast, it is estimated that there were 60 million people(with reasonably advanced and complex civilizations) in what is now referred to as ‘Latin America’. And around 55 million of them were killed, mostly by disease but also by guns and greed. At the very least, Asians, Middle Easterners, and Africans were immune to the diseases brought by Europeans. (If anything, a disease that began in Asia came to wipe out 1/3 of Europeans in the Bubonic Plague.) So, in time, Africans, Asians, and Middle Easterners all regained their territories and independence from the Europeans. But the indigenous peoples and cultures of Mexico-Central-America-South-America came under permanent domination by the European Imperialist elites. And this takeover wasn’t merely political or economic but even in the area of cultural identity. By calling the indigenous brown people of Mexico-Central-America-South-America as ‘Latino’, ‘Latinx’ or ‘Latin-whatever’, they’ve been denied not only political independence(from European Conquistadoreans) but their own cultural and racial identity.

    Sadly however, browns must be awful stupid because, instead of seeing the big picture, they think they won some great Culture War by being suckered by Jewish imperialism into embracing the globo-homo ‘Latinx’ idiocy as their true identity. No wonder they were so easily and permanently conquered by the Spanish and Conquistadors. They are estupidx.

    • Agree: Dtbb
  26. >What about “Hispanx?”

    >Corporations should sponsor these new words. The Spanx brand would likely pony up some serious cash to make “Hispanx” mandatory at colleges across America.

    >Heterosexual African American men could be renamed Under Armour-Americans in return for a hefty annual retainer.

    When this becomes real life I’m blaming you.

  27. Corporations should sponsor these new words. The Spanx brand would likely pony up some serious cash to make “Hispanx” mandatory at colleges across America.

    Sara Blakely sticks out as one of the few famous US billionaires who haven’t given the rest of us a lecture about this or that. Don’t ruin it!

  28. I’m pretty sure that the first thing your average Chicano will do if you use that 3rd form - la-tinx, is punch you right in the mouth. They tend to be pretty macho and don’t take too kindly to any of this crap. The whole university stupidity escalation is raising the relative IQ of most of the Chicanos, oops Chicanae, well above the crowd, at least all of the people mentioned in that article.

  29. Good Point Steve! And if you don’t shift in exactly the demeaning fashion we’ve instructed you to shift, we shall crush you like a bug.

  30. Annie Proulx was ahead of her time.

  31. BTW:

    But even that got virtually no news coverage because it’s just another dog bites person story: practically every week presidents of major universities who are involved in lesbian financial scandals leap 50 stories to their deaths in San Francisco. Plummeting college presidents is practically a cliche.

    See, now there’s that snark talk we talked about. You’ve got a lot of snark in there, Steve, but it’s a bit mealy-mouthed. Are you implying that there may really be plenty of lesbian university administrators that died falling from buildings, but from 49 stories or less (maybe softened by sticker bushes), or that there are many who’ve not “leapt”, but simply walked off the balcony? A good lawyer would pick that shit apart.

    BOLD = LOL^2

    Good stuff, man, and just for reference, but also as a sort of gauge of modern stupidity versus that of science fiction’s prediction of 490 years hence:

    • Replies: @TWS
  32. Forbes says:

    Hijacking the language, inventing new words, and creating chaos in understanding–and then demanding conformity, sounds just like a welcoming and inclusive environment.

    Not.

  33. @Ron Unz

    I feel enriched already. It used to be just BLT for me, but now it’s BLTG, with the “G” for guacamole.

  34. Forbes says:
    @Gary in Gramercy

    How about a “hotbed of lesbian back rubs”…

  35. ogunsiron says:

    I’m gonna try this again: How about mxslim for the peaceful ones?

  36. The funny thing is that there are already existing English language nouns and adjectives (Latin, Hispanic, etc.) which, like nearly all English language nouns and adjectives, are gender neutral.

  37. What about “Hispanx?”

    Or combine Spanish, Indio, and mystery gender x:

    “ Spix. ”

  38. iAspie says:
    @RationalExpressions

    Not in this case, IMHO. It’s more underlying ideology than chronology. Unfortunately.

  39. ‘Latinx and Chicanx ‘

    I can say these words, but neither sounds particularly Hispanic. The latest products in do-it-yourself plumbing? ‘Chicanx’ might actually be some unpleasant and sexually transmitted but not actually fatal skin condition.

    Making the world uglier, pointlessly, and one step at a time.

  40. Leaving politics aside, I stand four square in my opposition to words that have no viable pronunciation. “Latin-X“? “Latinks“? How about not?

  41. BenKenobi says:
    @syonredux

    “Oh! I see you’re a Lateeeenx!

  42. lhtness says:

    There’s also the similarly unpronouncable “Latino/a”, but I guess it’s not woke enough anymore. (Does this also mean that we can expect “s/he” to soon be unacceptable in the Current Year?)

  43. istevefan says:

    I remember when virtue signalers would prove their superiority by pointing out how Spanish had different forms for masculine and feminine nouns. If an English-speaking person broadly referred to Latinos, as most English speakers do, they would pounce on you to inform you that women were Latinas, not Latinos.

    Now I guess even this is changing. There is a phenomenon in the PC world where periodically they come up with new terms after they have finally badgered the rest of the world into using their preferred term. Someone on a blog like this once commented that this was a way for the real virtue signalers to stay on the cutting edge. Once the whole world started to use a PC term there was no way to distinguish oneself since everyone was on the same page. So a new term was needed to separate those who were really woke from the crowd.

    Once they finally got us to distinguish between Latino and Latina, they had to move the goalpost again. My guess is this will not be the final name we use. A new one will inevitably come once we all start to use Latinx.

  44. Mr. Anon says:

    Perhaps the new, progressive term for Chinese people could be “Chinx”.

    I’m sure it will catch on.

    • LOL: fish
  45. What about “Hispanx?”

    Or “Wetbanx?”

  46. eah says:

    This is what happens when you give junk female academics a role in running institutions — there ought to be something akin to peer review of these decisions, which have the potential to do more long-term harm than the typical laughably absurd junk academic paper.

    And if you don’t shift in exactly the demeaning fashion we’ve instructed you to shift, we shall crush you like a bug.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    , @Pericles
  47. It has always struck me as odd, that, despite the ranks of second wave feminists being well populated by people who majored in English Literature, the gender and identity studies disciplines they went on to create and lead, generally have a tin ear for the spoken English language.

    Latinx is just the the latest example. What’s wrong with calling them Latins, anyway?

  48. @Faraday's Bobcat

    When my son toured Berkeley the tour guide was a pierced and tatted lesbian who talked in sing-song left-wing BS speech. He was completely grossed out and said No Way am i even applying here. Also, there were filthy homeless creeps lying everywhere.

    I’m glad your kid had a good experience, however.

  49. @Ibound1

    We have turned over our institutions to insane people.

    Some are nuts. But most are not.

    What they are–like this Becky Pettit lesbo–is parasites. Hostile parasites. They are feeding off the fat that was built in the US as successful Anglo-white settler nation over a couple centuries. And all this lingustic and other PC abuse whites/gentiles/straight men are subjected to is to keep us on the defensive and keep their parasitic feeding in high gear. Getting their jollies from abusing us is just a bennie.

    Conservatives/Republicans need to skip the detailed ten paragraph arguments against people like this dean, and just say “parasites”. Say it all the time, in every discussion, article, press conference, debate, etc. “Parasites”, “parasites”, “parasites”. Repeat and repeat until people hear this crap and think “parasites”.

  50. @eah

    This is what happens when you give junk female academics a role in running institutions — there ought to be something akin to peer review of these decisions, which have the potential to do more long-term harm than the typical laughably absurd junk academic paper.

    Females are bad enough from both the “misplaced nurturing” and the “conformity” reasons. (The conformity problem would mostly be a non-issue if we had a healthy establishment and culture.)

    But having lesbians in any position of authority is absolutely ridiculous. A healthy civilization simply does not put loons who are hostile to and disconnected from the normal biological functioning of the society in charge.

    It’s a sign of the deep unhealthiness and corruption of our nation that you can find bossy lesbians lording it over normal men and women in many of our institutions.

  51. I guess if you really, really have your heart set on being a dentist or a lawyer you can hold your nose and attend a university, mandatory diversity workshops and all, but otherwise, why bother?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  52. @Faraday's Bobcat

    Well… I guess Berkeley folks are counterculture and Stanford folks are establishment, only now the establishment are crazy ass leftists and the counterculture are republicans?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  53. bgates says:

    Bravx, UC San Diegx, bravx. I bet they love it in Mexicx too.

  54. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Johnny Smoggins

    I’m beginning to think that a religious institution, in the normal sense, even a crazy one like Oral Roberts might be a saner place to go to school than the SJW-CultMarx religious ones. At least at ORU you know what is religion and what is reality. The two are impossible for most people to distinguish at most state schools and certainly at the Ivies.

  55. @lhtness

    There’s also the similarly unpronouncable “Latino/a”, but I guess it’s not woke enough anymore. (Does this also mean that we can expect “s/he” to soon be unacceptable in the Current Year?)

    I hadn’t thought about this, but I think you’re right. S/he in particular is way too limiting and potentially hurtful for The Woke these days.

  56. istevefan says:
    @Anon

    Also, as every nation has its share of homos with grievances, those homos make ideal fifth-columnists who will be most willing to collaborate with globalist Jewish power. Jews and homos see eye-to-eye in favoring elite-minority rule over goyim and straights.

    Jews are 2 percent of the USA. Gays are 2 percent of the USA. And part of the former are included in the latter so the combined number is not 4 percent. Yes Jews have way more influence than their 2 percent would suggest. But if they are going to rule over us, it is not because of the 2 percent gay army. It would be because of the 40 percent and increasing nonwhite share of the population.

    So, in time, Africans, Asians, and Middle Easterners all regained their territories and independence from the Europeans. But the indigenous peoples and cultures of Mexico-Central-America-South-America came under permanent domination by the European Imperialist elites.

    If you are watching the trends, the natives in the New World are retaking the land and are expanding both north and south. They have already demographically transformed Argentina and are doing the same in the USA. Canada watch out.

    Yes, technically most of those doing this demographic change are mestizos. But I would think many of the mestizos are majority native ancestry plus there are pure natives coming along in the immivasion. The only reason the natives won’t get all their land back is because the Europeans have invited in the rest of the world. But the natives, or their partial descendants are on the rise demographically in the New World.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  57. @lhtness

    (Does this also mean that we can expect “s/he” to soon be unacceptable in the Current Year?)

    Even worse than s/he is the new, practically standard, “they.” English has very few gendered nouns. I can’t imagine how the woke are going to replace all traces of masculine or feminine in a language like Spanish.

  58. It’s pronounced “bollix”.

  59. Anon7 says:

    You say Latinx, I say Chicanx.
    You say potatx, I say potahtx.
    Latinx, Chicanx
    Potatx, potahtx

    Let’s call the whole thing off.
    Please.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  60. Anonymous[859] • Disclaimer says:

    As broadly used, Latino refers to people of Latin American origin or descent.

    Does Latinx include people of Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese descent?

    • Replies: @International Jew
  61. Anonymous[859] • Disclaimer says:
    @istevefan

    They have already demographically transformed Argentina

    Have they? Has this been covered in the news?

  62. JimB says:

    College has become an expensive joke. It should be replaced by a battery of employment aptitude tests.

  63. pgbh says:

    What’s wrong with just “Latin”? “Latinx” is so ugly.

    • Replies: @anon
  64. What’s wrong with just “Latin”? “Latinx” is so ugly.

    Because “Latin” conjures up images of Mr Roarke. What they have in mind are more authentic versions of Tattoo.

    • LOL: Kylie
  65. @SimpleSong

    Well… I guess Berkeley folks are counterculture and Stanford folks are establishment, only now the establishment are crazy ass leftists and the counterculture are republicans?

    Quotas are banned by law at Berkeley. It’s beginning to show, apparently.

    Stanford is freer to do really stupid stuff. Like admitting really stupid ideologues.

  66. Hail says: • Website

    Americanx

    …is the name of an art exhibition “featuring local Latin contemporary artists” at the University of Nevada Las Vegas in fall 2018. (Its full name is ¡Americanx!).

    Start of a new trend, to peak circa 2020-2021, of adding ‘x’ to all kinds of words for purposes of pro-Diversity signalling? (I would also note that the explanation of the ¡Americanx! exhibition itself shows in one ironic fell swoop that there is no need for the word Latinx at all: They simply used “Latin.” i.e., “Featuring local Latin contemporary artists”)

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  67. @Hail

    It’s just like how they don’t celebrate Kwanzaa back in Africa.

  68. @Anonymous

    Spanish yes, the others no. Likewise, no Romanians, Sardinians, French or Rhaeto-Romanshians need apply. Catalans maybe: they’d make for an interesting test case.

  69. anon[190] • Disclaimer says:
    @pgbh

    Theodore Dalrymple would say Latinx is chosen precisely because it’s ugly.

    In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is…in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.

    I’d add that it’s chosen because it’s unpronounceable gibberish. It’s the same reason there are two words being considered here, why there are dozens of words for sex and sexuality (some even more unpronounceable than “Latinx”) and why some new words will be coming along in due course: it makes it easy for normal people to get it wrong. If you say it “lah-tin-ecks”, you’ll be told it’s pronounced “lah-TINCKS”, and vice versa. Either way, you’ll be wrong, and due for a scolding.

    On top of that, both lists of words – new-fangled and woke, like “trans*”, and old and hateful, like “faggot” – are intended to make normal conversation into a minefield. Since you never know when you’re going to set one off, you’ll be too scared to move at all, and hence won’t be able to intercept enemy movements, as it were.

  70. @AnotherDad

    And will be used to prove Republicans are “Anti-semitic”.

  71. @Gary in Gramercy

    Evocative of the old days of Cinemax After Dark on Friday nights.

  72. Latinx rhymes with jinx and and Chinks, Chicanx with skanks. As for Hispanxs, more than a few need them.

  73. Pericles says:
    @eah

    Apple CEO Tim Cook suggests it’s “a sin” to not ban certain people from social media and technology platforms

    Tim Cock knows all about sin.

    • Replies: @eah
    , @anonymous
  74. Pericles says:

    Please don’t forget the Philipinx.

  75. How do blondes feel about this, versus blonds?

  76. songbird says:

    I kind of like the idea of incorporating what I would call “the keyboard letters” (for example: @) into these crazy terms. It highlights the craziness. Also reminds me of Heinlein, though I prefered his earlier period.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  77. Ibound1 says:
    @AnotherDad

    They are parasites.
    But anyone who seriously believes that changing the name Hispanic or Latino to Latinx is worthy of societal consideration is a person I do not consider normal.

  78. “I don’t mean to sound flippant, but that’s what universities exist for: to allow people to think freely, to allow people to redefine and shift culture.”

    And we’re supposed to take these people seriously, right?

  79. @Pericles

    Here’s an easy one: the Pygmy Negritos of Sentinel Island. We can start calling them Negritx right away, and they’ll never know the difference.

  80. dvorak says:

    it’s just another dog bites person story

    Nice!

  81. Thea says:

    About 25 years ago Spy magazine convinced random people on the street in LA to wear pink bunny suits and chant “hey hey ho ho red meat has got to go”

  82. @Nigerian Nationalist

    Howdy, fellow Humyns.

    You know it’s coming…

    Let’s take the men out of Menopause. And out of menses, for that matter. There’s work to be done!

  83. The survey found that readers were almost evenly divided between pronouncing Latinx as latin-x and la-teen-x. A small percentage preferred lah-tinks. Still others have suggested referring to Latinos as [email protected], a gender-neutral term that hasn’t caught on. …

    Lah-twinks would be a much more fun name to call them, but I’m guessing it would be seen by some as problematic.

  84. And what about Italian, French, German, Portuguese, Arabic and Hebrew? Oh, and lots of other gendered languages.

    anyway, these people aren’t interested in any language but that of power. After the same sex marriage deluge, they’ve proved they can change the definition of anything they want.

  85. @Anon

    By calling the indigenous brown people of Mexico-Central-America-South-America as ‘Latino’, ‘Latinx’ or ‘Latin-whatever’, they’ve been denied not only political independence(from European Conquistadoreans) but their own cultural and racial identity. etc.

    TL;DR
    Less is more.

    • Replies: @Ibound1
  86. @Anon

    (Slavery under Jews was especially tragic. If European Christian slavers and Muslim slavers were at least willing to share God and Jesus/Muhammad with the slave population, Jews didn’t share the Covenant with their slaves. Via Conversion to Christianity or Islam, the slave was made the equal of the master at least in spiritual matters. But the Jewish Covenant was only for Jews, and Jewish masters never regarded the goy slaves as their spiritual equal.)

    This is not actually true. Jews are obligated, as a matter of Jewish law to share the Covenant with slaves.

    “Just as we circumcise and immerse converts; so, too, we circumcise and immerse servants which are acquired from the gentiles for the sake of servitude.” Maimonides , Laws of Forbidden Intercourse chapter 13-11. ”

    “When a servant is purchased from the gentiles, we do not say: “Why did you choose to convert?” Instead, we say to him: “Do you desire to enter the category of Jewish servants and become one of the observant of them?” If he agrees, he is informed about the fundamentals of the faith, about some of the easy commandments and some of the more severe ones, and the punishments and rewards [associated with them] as we notify a convert. [Then] we immerse him as we immerse a convert and inform him [of the commandments] while he is in the water.
    If he does not desire to accept , we are patient with him for twelve months. Afterwards, we sell him to a gentile. It is forbidden to maintain him for a longer period. If at the outset, he established a condition that he would not be circumcised or immersed, but instead would be a resident alien, it is permissible to maintain him in that status.” Ibid chapter 14-9

    In Europe ( as noted in Rema YD 267-4) and in the Ottoman empire, however, it was forbidden as a matter of Secular/Church/Sharia law to convert a gentile to Judaism. Therefore it was taken for granted that the servant was purchased on the condition that his status not be altered. Hence, they were maintained indefinitely as gentiles.

    • Replies: @Anon
  87. Hail says: • Website
    @Steve Sailer

    Stevx Sailex of iStevx

    A cumbersomely unpronounceable but pro-Diversity rebranding opportunity.

  88. I dare not imagine that Chinese are to be called Chinx now.

  89. Anon[173] • Disclaimer says:
    @kaganovitch

    This is not actually true. Jews are obligated, as a matter of Jewish law to share the Covenant with slaves.

    Out of Exodus, yes, when the identities were still murky.

    Where do you Jews in Israel trying to ‘convert’ Palestinians into ‘fellow Jews’?

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
  90. Ragno says:

    It still rhymes with “stinks”!

    “This is about making the university more inclusive,” said Becky Pettit, UC San Diego’s vice chancellor of equity, diversity and inclusion.

    The only way a “Becky” is going to get paid any deference – she had best be one of them blax.

    While I’m at that age where – given the irreversible trajectory of what’s left of Western Civ – I’m kinda looking forward to death, I sure hope I can hang on long enough to see the crestfallen faces of the orx once they realize that their “victory” means tent cities and Hoovervilles as far as the eye can see, with rats, cats, dogs and pigeons the nightly bill of fare – at least, once the zoos have been depleted. But what of their good friends, their trusted mentors and advisors – the Hebraix? Ha! I won’t need to be among the living to answer that question – they’ll be well out of harm’s way, and seeking fresher hosts.

  91. @Anon7

    First of all, LOL!

    Secondly, I’d forgotten a thought I had yesterday on the headline. Forget Chicanex for a minute – when the hell did Chicano come back on-line? I’ve used it on this blog just to be stubborn, in the same fashion as using Peking, Burma, and Ceylon. Still, Chicanoes, really? Last time I heard people use that often was during the time of Chico and the Person (the old TV show – I think Chico lived somewhere near El Segundo, around the corner from Fred Sanford).

  92. @AnotherDad

    Back to Carl Zimmer:

    Parasite Rex has a lot of interesting stuff in it, but the book is marred by three or four pages dedicated to the proposition that no human can be a parasite. Total BS in service of political goals, which disqualifies from the category of “scientist”. It’s one thing not to mention every truth, but quite another to assert falsehoods.

  93. Ibound1 says:
    @Laugh Track

    The US should be funding and equipping the Maya to overthrow their European Mexican colonial masters. The Euro-Mexes have been undermining the USA for decades. Time to return the favor. I look forward to a Mayan nation keeping its resources – and its people, throwing off the yoke of the conquistador. And we must do the same for any other remaining indigenous of Mexico.

  94. @Anon

    This is not actually true. Jews are obligated, as a matter of Jewish law to share the Covenant with slaves.

    Out of Exodus, yes, when the identities were still murky.

    Where do you Jews in Israel trying to ‘convert’ Palestinians into ‘fellow Jews’?

    I’m not certain if you’re the same Anon as above; in either case , I have no idea what ‘Out of Exodus when identities were still murky’ is supposed to mean. If it means that only in the time of the Exodus i.e.circa 1200 B.C. was it true that Jews shared the Covenant with slaves, it is arrant nonsense, as that was black letter Talmudic law for at least 2000 years after. In the Talmud the obligation is taken so seriously that one who sells his slave out of the faith is penalized by the court to repurchase him at up to ten times his worth/price and then to manumit him. Nor, for that matter, do I understand the relevance of “the Mission to the Palestinians” to sharing the Covenant with slaves.

  95. Anon[144] • Disclaimer says:

    Of course, there is probably nothing wrong referring to them merely as Latin. English saves the day once again.

  96. eah says:
    @Pericles

    The concept of sin is primarily biblical/Christian — so yes it’s rather degenerate for a homosexual to be lecturing about “sin”.

  97. TWS says:
    @Redneck farmer

    well it does sound pornish.

  98. English has gendered words like waitress, stewardess, aviatrix, etc. In recent times we were bullied into dropping most of these words by the Cultural Marxists. Why do the Latinos get a pass with the need to say Latinos and Latinas?

  99. “The change is being promoted by students, social justice activists and the LGBTQ community, which are trying to get people to look beyond conventional notions of gender, sex and appearance”

    …And to be heavily promoted by the MSM megaphone in the coming years no doubt- even though I’m sure both a majority of Hispanics and non-Hispanics alike are fine with current terminology.
    It’s the same way we replaced the monosyllabic “Black” with the polysyllabic (and geographically inaccurate since N Africans aren’t “black”) “African American” circa 1990.
    Why not “Latin” if we’re being oh-so-gender sensitive/neutral? It’s the English equivalent of “Latino” and was commonly used at one time for Latin Americans.

    Oh the MSM scum and their wicked ways of conditioning the public to accepting their political outlooks and attitudes. No wonder they’re so reviled and viewed as the enemy of the people.

  100. TheJester says:
    @jimmyriddle

    Maybe Cisco could rebrand itself as “CiscoX” (pronounced “CisCOCKS” … or possibly “CisCUCKS” or “CisSUCKS” depending on one’s mood and inflections.

    But, I’m somewhat lost. If a LatinX is someone unsure or uncertain about their identity (someone confused about who they are), it’s already covered in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). It falls under the Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), which in previous editions of the DSM was called the Multiple Personality Disorder. People suffering from DID also usually have other comorbid personality disorders.

    What a gas living in a bizarro world in which we find major universities run by “batshit crazy” lesbians with personality disorders trying to rope others into their illusions, delusions, and hallucinations … and, shockingly, finding themselves successful in doing so.

    God help us! The inmates are running the asylum!

  101. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ron Unz

    LGBTQXYZ…

    That’s perfect. It’s all about ‘gender’ after all.

    https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=xyz

  102. gregor says:
    @MikeatMikedotMike

    How about just plain old “Latin”? That is gender neutral and there is even precedent for it in actual human speech. My grandparents have been using it for years (e.g., the Latin boy across the street.”) In light of that though, I’m guessing it has about as good a chance of making a comeback as “Oriental.”

    From the SJW perspective, awkwardness is an a feature not a bug. When they trot out some ridiculous neologism, they get off on being the first to use the new, enlightened term and they get off even more on imposing the term on the benighted masses. The more awkward, uncomfortable, and confused the masses feel with the term, the better.

    • Replies: @MikeatMikedotMike
  103. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @songbird

    I used to work for a guy who had taken to writing raw PostScript, at the instigation of then-famous hobby electronics and Apple II programmer hoodoo author Don Lancaster (he’s still at it) and he invented a couple of “new letters” and coded his own font with these additions.

    None of his ideas turned out to be that new: one of his letters served the same function as one of the Middle English ones you see in, I think, facsimile editions of the Geneva or original 1611 KJV Bible, and another just made a single character for the definite article in English, echoing the Deseret Alphabet.

    But he actually wrote text with these “new letters” and submitted it to various publications. I remember one was the old libty Liberty magazine, the blue and white nonglossy one that was far superior to Reason, edited by Timothy Virkkala as I recall (and also the magazine that had, as I recall, the best dissertation on what a “hoodoo” actually was, a concept Steve would grok if he were presented with it, I’m sure: alas, finding that piece seems impossible, especially given the dismal librarianship of the MLS-degreed imbeciles we have to deal with out here) . I never saw one of these missives actually published: I’m sure the publishers must have thought that they had received missives from an alternate time line.

    This was , of course, in the waning days of actual paper submissions. Today, one would probably pick existing weird letters from other alphabets in Unicode. But exceeding the weirdness quotient of a weird adversary certainly seems worth a try to me.

  104. Hail says: • Website

    President names made safe for Diversity by “x-ing” them up:

    Washingtox
    Adax
    Jeffersox
    Monrox
    Van Burx

    Trumax
    Eisenhowx
    Kennedex
    Nixox
    Forx
    Bux Sr. and Jr.
    Clintox
    Obamax
    Trux

    But: President names ending in ‘-son’ do seem especially problematic (sexist); Need to consult the Diversity Committee on whether the sexist ‘-son’ parts of the surnames should be “x-ed out” to promote Diversity and Inclusion:

    Johnson –> Johnx or Jox
    Jefferson –> Jefferx or Jeffex
    Jackson –> Jackx or Jax.

    End surname sexism now!

    • Replies: @Corn
  105. Hail says: • Website

    As for “Sailer”:

    The Diversity Committee believes that this name is problematic as well. It has been brought to the Committee’s attention that in the original German the name clearly implies the male (Seiler [male]; Seilerin [f]; German for ‘ropemaker’).

    Sailer –> Sailer and Sailerette? No.

    The Diversity Committee proposes, rather, a mandatory surname change to “Sailx.”

  106. Anon[330] • Disclaimer says:

    The survey found that readers were almost evenly divided between pronouncing Latinx as latin-x and la-teen-x. A small percentage preferred lah-tinks.

    It won’t be long before an approved pronunciation is annointed, and the others will be considered microagressions or racist. And after a while the pronunciaion will change, just to keep the racists on their toes.

  107. @Steve Sailer

    Nope, hurts your brand. You are a marketing guy, right?

  108. anonymous[185] • Disclaimer says:
    @Pericles

    Dude there are not many gays who comment here (not many women either, for the record).

    Props to you for helping out your fellow gays be heard! Those of us who are not gay can still salute your solidarity!

    Still – try and be kind, and just, and full of virtue, that is better than being gay!

    Just trying to help.

    Remember, no matter how gay you think you are (and the choice of a gay name like Pericles is sort of a hint that you really feel gay, I could be wrong, but it does look that way) , it is not hard to learn to be heterosexual, and if it is too hard for you, you can be chaste and virtuous.

    You can do it Pericles, I am praying for you!

    • Replies: @Pericles
  109. imbroglio says:

    As I read the terms my mind’s ear hears la-tinks and chi-kanks which must be offensive.

    If I had a kid applying to college, I’d try to find out which gender designation was getting preference in admissions and I’d tell them, “Check off THAT box.”

    On the other hand, if I had a kid who was applying to college, I’d urge them not to.

    (Arggh, I’ve transitioned to “them”, and left himmerher behind!)

  110. Corn says:
    @Hail

    “End surname sexism now!”

    Between patriarchal surnames and the maiden name vs. married name debate the Left will probably just abolish family names in a decade or two. Replace them with SS# or serial numbers.

    “Hello I’m John 452-18-3762”

    • Replies: @Hail
  111. Pericles says:
    @anonymous

    With that kind of incisive reasoning, I guess I’m Jewish too.

  112. @gregor

    You don’t have to yell at me, Gregor, I was just being flippant. ;)

  113. @TWS

    Yeah, I don’t know how I got the impression that Idiocracy was a fiction story back in 2008 when I first saw it. I guess I was young and stupid.

  114. Hail says: • Website
    @Corn

    “End surname sexism now!”

    the Left will probably just abolish family names in a decade or two

    A googling for “surname sexism” reveals under 100 results as of today, but it’s on the upswing. Here is a June 2018 article published in the quasi-academic science magazine New Scientist:

    Surname sexism boosts men’s careers,” by Alison George.

    both men and women were twice as likely to refer to men by their surnames than they were women. In the Berson experiment, they were four times as likely to do so. The findings applied across science, literature and politics.

    Atir and Ferguson found that scientists referred to by surname rather than full name were judged to be more famous and eminent [...] [From public magazine version]

  115. The survey found that readers were almost evenly divided between pronouncing Latinx as latin-x and la-teen-x. A small percentage preferred lah-tinks.

    I’m the oddball whose pronunciation is patterned after “latex”.

  116. @vinteuil

    Are you the only person they have taken off that list?

    If not, what are their criteria for such drastic action?

  117. @vinteuil

    Are you the only person they have taken off that list?

    If not, what are their criteria for such drastic action?

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