Florida Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith Abandons 'Latinx' Label

Florida Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith Abandons 'Latinx' Label

Majority of Latinos do not support this term

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
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September 23, 2021

Say it isn't so, Carlitos. Controversial and outspoken Florida Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith (D), who earlier this year defended Socialism on the floor of the Florida House of Representatives, appears to have abandoned his long-standing, and self-described "Latinx" label he place on himself.

Rep. Smith stated in his Twitter bio that he was "FL's first LGBTQ Latinx legislator, but now during Hispanic Heritage month, Rep. Smith dropped the 'x' in Latinx for the "o" in Latino.

According to a recent Pew Research survey, most people who identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino do not refer to themselves as "Latinx."

The term "Latinx" is a made-up term by crafted by LGBTQ individuals to use  "gender-neutral or nonbinary alternative" instead of Latino or Latina.

Rep. Smith is a married gay man from Orlando, Florida.

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist. Diverse New Media, Corp. publishes Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, shark-tank.com, and Texaspolitics.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at www.brownpeople.org Email him at [email protected]

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