Jose A. DelReal

Jose A. DelReal

National political reporter for The @WashingtonPost. I cover Donald Trump. More coffee, please. ||

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These are technical complaints, but...Grammatical gender is an immutable factor in the structure of Spanish. And replacing a vowel with an x is basically impossible verbally. What about pronouns and articles (a, un/una; the, el/la) which are gendered by default?

Activists on the left have become, like, militant about its usage, even while a lot of people in Latin America descent themselves are unconvinced. That’s very uncomfortable — even if the activists using it are themselves sometimes of Latin American descent

Meanwhile, the use of latinx has become remarkably mainstream in corporate and institutional settings even though *basically nobody uses it to describe themselves* outside of a very niche milieu. Seriously the polling shows that only 3 percent of all US latinos/hispanics use it.

Oh, hello there. This thread blew up. I've seen some of your comments and would like to take a moment to expand on a few points and to address good questions I've seen.

Inbox: Every Washington Post employee will receive a special bonus in the amount of $2,021 next week, per an email from Fred Ryan, our publisher, as a sign of ”gratitude for your exceptional service through the challenges of 2020.”

“The people who stormed the Capitol are absolutely convinced that the election was stolen. ... And all the social science shows that if someone really believes a conspiracy theory, it is just about impossible to change their minds.”


Wow, Lady Gaga did not mince words in Pittsburgh: "Now is your chance to vote against Donald Trump, a man who believes his fame gives him the right to grab one of your daughters, or sisters, or mothers or wives by any part of their bodies. Vote for Joe, he’s a good person.”

That violent video of the police attack in Buffalo makes me literally sick to my stomach. And no one helped that elderly man. And then they lied.

When journalists write about rural America, we tend to focus on white voters, on truck-stop diners or on farm owners. Rarely are farmworkers—mostly Latino, Spanish speaking, often undocumented—at the center. How I began reporting on CA water inequities:

Witnesses on the scene said the man who was shot had in fact been trying to break up a fight. Local news said he was shot in front of his children, who were in the car.

So far I've heard stunning clarifications tonight about: 1) the European travel ban, which is actually v limited; 2) the halt on cargo/trade, which appears to have been an error (whose?); and 3) the waivers on copayments for covid19 treatments, which only apply to testing.

The unemployment rate is likely about 16.3 percent — about 3 percent higher than listed in the May jobs report that came out today. The numbers weren't rigged, say experts; the BLS report itself included reference to a major misclassification error.

In my latest story, I explore how water infrastructure in California's Central Valley remains tainted by the legacy of Jim Crow. This story is about water, but it's also about the enduring legacy of racism. Please give it a read.

Paring this down to its component parts: a young, successful woman of color was accosted and called a "fucking bitch" by an older, white, male colleague because he disagreed with her.