The nature of higher education is to create spaces for resistance and for people to redefine themselves and the world they want to live in ... that's why universities exist: to allow people to think freely, to allow people to redefine and shift culture. — Becky Petitt, UC San Diego vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion, in the San Diego Union Tribune, regarding the university's use of the term "Latinx," a gender-inclusive way to describe people of Latin-American descent.