The ‘Latinx’ Label Centers European Heritage. We Should Stop Using It.

Let’s rethink an identity built on destruction, conquest, and the plundering of the Spanish empire

Adriana Maestas
ZORA

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Dancers wearing Spanish costumes marching down 5th Avenue in New York for Hispanic Heritage Month.
Dancers march down 5th Avenue in traditional Spanish costumes during the 55th Hispanic Day Parade on October 13, 2019. Photo: Ira L. Black/Corbis/Getty Images

As we approach Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15, various organizations, politicians, and corporations celebrate Hispanization or Latinidad…

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