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Who Are You: Latino? Latinx? Hispanic? Chicana? Or _____?

The murals of Chicano Park in Barrio Logan are pictured in this photo from Ma...

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Above: The murals of Chicano Park in Barrio Logan are pictured in this photo from March 11, 2018.

Over the past few years, the term Latinx has grown in popularity because it is seen as a non-gendered or gender-inclusive identity label. According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, however, only 3% of the adults surveyed use Latinx to identify themselves.

Language, like our identities, is fluid and changing. It’s deeply personal and can often be the way you make sure someone sees you and understands you and your communities.

Here at KPBS we’ve been using the term Latinx as well as asking the people and experts in our stories how they identify themselves so we follow their personal choice. But we also want to hear from you, our audience and community members, about what you think about the term Latinx.

Do you identify as Latinx, Latina, Latino? Or do you choose to use another identifier? Why, and what does the term mean to you?

We will read every response and a reporter may reach out to learn more about your thoughts for a story about the significance of different identity labels.


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