I am wholly comfortable with using “Latinx” (from the outside, for I am white and male and gay and married — to a woman, as it happens — and all sorts of interesting things else, but not this), but I do wonder how to accommodate those who really, really don’t like it (for pharmaceutical or other reasons) but will find it being used of them regardless. By definition, I think, they too have the right to be called by the terms they prefer; and if this becomes the norm — because we think it’s most inclusionary — then by definition they’re going to feel excluded, disregarded, so on and so forth…

I write. That’s what I do. Forty-two years a pro (and counting), and never a day job. Betweentimes I cook, and garden, and am very married.

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