If you’ve been online at all in the past year, you’ve probably seen the word "Latinx" and thought: What does it mean?

Latinx (pronounced “La-TEEN-ex”) is a gender-inclusive way of referring to people of Latin American descent. Used by activists and some academics, the term is gaining traction among the general public, after having been featured in publications such as NPR to LatinaBut where did Latinx originate, and is everybody on board with using it?