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How Latino Identity Goes Beyond Language

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Our community has historically rejected the Spanish language around their identity. It’s not just now -- so why are people still so salty? The cultures,...

‘Yo No Sabo’ Kids, or the Risk of Judging Our Own...

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Often, young Latino children, who are just learning to conjugate verbs, entertain us with their word games. They invert syllables, invent words, and make...

How Indigenous Communities Have Influenced Our Language

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Our language bears witness to our history in the same way our bodies bear witness to our ancestry. While there may be traits whose...

If Anyone Says ‘You’re Spicy,’ Show Them How Spicy You Can...

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Latina women have somewhat of a reputation for being feisty. My personality has been described as rather cheeky. At times, I come off as...

The Power of the Tongue: Combating Linguistic Sexism in the Modern...

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Being the only daughter between two boys, and coming from a matriarchal-machista household, like most Latino homes, my experience with language sexism is particular. "Boys...

‘They’ Was the Word of The Year in 2019 — But...

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One of the most common situations for members of the LGBTQ community is to be questioned by children and adults alike who have something...

U.S Spanglish: How This Hybrid Language Ended Up as A Course...

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For the Latinx community living in the United States, speaking in Spanglish — a dialect that blends Spanish and English lexical items and grammar...

15 English Words Which Came From Indigenous Latin American Languages

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Latinx influence is all around us in America, you just need to know where to look. We aren’t taught enough that our culture permeates...