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La Marcha de los Desvalidos by Tony Ortega

La Marcha de los Desvalidos, by Tony Ortega, 2010

Screen print / Serigraph / Silkscreen, 16.5 x 20.5 in

Discussions of Terminology

What is Latinx?

In this guide, we will be using the term Latinx, rather than Latina/o or Hispanic. These terms are complicated and used differently by different people. 

Definitions from

Latinx (noun):

A person of Latin American origin or descent (used as a gender-neutral or non-binary alternative to Latino or Latina)

Latino (noun):

(in North America) a person of Latin American origin or descent, especially a man or boy.

Hispanic (adj):

Relating to Spain or to Spanish-speaking countries, especially those of Central and South America.