I have nothing at all against new words as long as they serve some purpose. This one doesn’t. First a definition from Wikipedia for those who, like me until just now, haven’t come across the word.
Latinx (pronounced: Latin-X) is a gender neutral term often used in lieu of Latino or Latina that refers to individuals with cultural ties to Latin America and individuals with Latin American descent. The -x replaces the standard o/a ending of Latino and is intended to be more gender inclusive.
OK, I get that Latino and Latina are gender-specific. If only there were a word that was more gender-inclusive! And of course there is, although the idiots who coined this ghastly term seem to be unaware of it. Latin. Now honestly which is preferable, Latins or Latinxs? (I kid you not, that’s the plural form.) Both mean exactly the same thing. So if those who spend their whole lives tweeting inanities at each other want to use this term then good luck to them. I’ll stick with Latins, thank you. And I don’t think this is a matter of crusty old age rejecting all novelties. I would have seen this as stupid when I was young too.