The Complexity of the “x” in Latinx: How Latinx/a/o Students Relate to, Identify With, and Understand the Term Latinx

  title={The Complexity of the “x” in Latinx: How Latinx/a/o Students Relate to, Identify With, and Understand the Term Latinx},
  author={Cristobal Salinas},
  journal={Journal of Hispanic Higher Education},
  pages={149 - 168}
  • C. Salinas
  • Published 12 January 2020
  • Education
  • Journal of Hispanic Higher Education
The usage of term Latinx has gained popularity in higher education settings. This study documents how 34 Latinx/a/o students relate to, identify with, and understand the term Latinx. Participants perceive higher education as a privileged space where they use the term Latinx. Once they return to their communities, they do not use the term. Due to the variations in understandings of the term, the author contends that one should consider using the term Latin*. 
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