White liberals are at least nine times more likely than Hispanics to say "Latinx" is the correct term to describe individuals of Spanish-speaking heritage, according to a recent poll.
The data firm Echelon Insights found that, among registered American voters, just 3 percent expressed a preference for "Latinx," including less than 1 percent of Hispanic voters.
By contrast, 9 percent of white liberals said "Latinx" was the most appropriate term. "Nearly everyone who prefers the use of the term Latinx is not Hispanic," pollster Patrick Ruffini explained on Twitter.
Among all registered voters, the poll found that "Hispanic" (42 percent) was the most popular response, followed by "their own nationality" (26 percent) and "Latino or Latina" (15 percent). "Latinx," which is most commonly used by white college-educated activists, was a distant fourth.
It is merely the most recent data point demonstrating that white liberals are out of touch with the rest of the country. Because they tend to dominate our media and cultural institutions, white liberals are often shocked to learn that the vast majority of Americans do not agree with them.
During the 2020 Democratic primary, for example, Vox was compelled to publish a column explaining "Why Elizabeth Warren is losing even as white professionals love her." It's not a coincidence that Warren was one of the most avid users of the term "Latinx" throughout her failed campaign.
Following the 2020 general election, in which former president Donald Trump won a larger share of the non-white vote than any Republican candidate since 1960, white liberals responded by blaming Hispanic Republicans for the rise of "white supremacy." Saner individuals, such as Rep. Ruben Gallego (D., Ariz.), responded by imploring his party's (mostly white) leaders to stop "using the term Latinx."
"When [Latinx] is used I feel someone is taking away some of my culture," said Gallego, who has since banned the use of the term in his office. "Instead of trying to understand my culture they decided to change it to fit their perspective."
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