Dr. Bryan Betancur, Associate Professor of Spanish at CUNY Bronx Community College will present “Latino/a, Latinx, Latine, or Other? Gender-Inclusive Language and Ethnic Identity.” in the Irvine Auditorium.
Who is included and excluded when we claim to honor “Hispanic Heritage,” “Hispanic and Latino Heritage,” “Latino Heritage,” “Latinx Heritage,” and the like? A discussion of these terms touches upon complex and controversial issues, including national identity, the history of colonialism, the persistence of anti-Black and anti-indigenous racism in the US and Latin America, and the push for gender-inclusive language. What do we communicate when we claim to use inclusive language, and how can we ensure that language is genuinely inclusive?
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