There’s a concerted effort by progressives, mostly Caucasian, to label all Latinos and Latinas as “Latinx.” The accepted way of referring to people of Latin descent is “Latino,” but because it’s a gender-based word referring to males of Latin descent, radical leftists have been offended by it. Many powerful progressives, including people like Senator Elizabeth Warren, have made a point to refer to them as Latinx instead. This seems to be acceptable to most leftists other than, well, those of Latin descent themselves.
A new poll taken by a progressive Latino pollster group revealed that 98% of Latinos do not like the new name. Many had never heard of it. Others rejected it outright as the type of silly virtue signalling that brings the various Latino races into a debate most of them never wanted to participate in at all. In fact, a plurality of respondents to the poll prefer the term “Hispanic,” even over “Latino.”
While my colleagues and I are progressive on social issues, as researchers, we have to put aside our personal biases and render advice based on the best available empirical evidence. To examine the acceptance of “Latinx” our firm conducted a nationwide poll of Latinos using a 508-person sample that is demographically representative of Census figures, yielding a ± 5% margin of error with a 95% confidence interval.
We presented our respondents with seven of the most common terms used to describe Latinos and asked them to select the one that best describes them. When it came to “Latinx,” there was near unanimity. Despite its usage by academics and cultural influencers, 98% of Latinos prefer other terms to describe their ethnicity. Only 2% of our respondents said the label accurately describes them, making it the least popular ethnic label among Latinos.
In the latest episode of Conservative News Briefs, JD and Tammy discussed the issue and the parallels it has with the controversy of the Washington Redskins. Once again, radical progressives are outraged over the name, but nine out of ten Native Americans weren’t concerned.
As is often the case, White social justice warriors felt outrage about the treatment of an intersectional group that the group itself didn’t feel. These progressives aren’t trying to end bigotry. They’re just looking for causes without a clue.
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Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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