The gender-neutral term “Latinx” was officially added to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary earlier this month. By definition, the word is most commonly used for individuals of Latin American descent who are gender-nonconforming or who choose not to be identified by gender. Others have met this word with resistance, arguing that the word is grammatically and orally impractical to the Spanish language. … Guest: Louis DeSipio, professor of political science and Chicano/Latino studies at UC Irvine.

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