Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders has issued an executive order on her first day in office eliminating official government use of the word “latinx.”
The term is a favorite of leftists seeking a gender-neutral alternative to the words “Latino” and “Latina,” Spanish-language words referring to Latin American men and women respectively. Polls have found that only 2% of Hispanics use the word and 40% say the term offends them. (RELATED: ‘Our Safety Is At Risk’: Florida Students Melt Down After DeSantis Appoints Conservatives To College Board)
“Ethnically insensitive and pejorative language has no place in official government documents or government employee titles,” the executive order reads. “The government has a responsibility to respect its citizens and use ethnically appropriate language, particularly when referring to ethnic minorities.”
Sarah Huckabee Sanders bans the term ‘Latinx’ on her first day in office 🙌
— Mayra Flores (@MayraFlores2022) January 12, 2023
Huckabee Sanders ordered that state offices, departments, and agencies must review all government documents that use the word and submit a written report on their findings. Within 60 days of the signing of the order, “all state offices, departments, and agencies shall revise all existing written materials by replacing the terms ‘Latinx,’ ‘latinx,’ ‘Latinxs,’ or ‘latinxs’ with ‘Hispanic,’ ‘Hispanics,’ ‘Latino,’ ‘Latinos,’ ‘Latina,’ or ‘Latinas.'”
The Madrid-based Real Academia Española, the official institution charged with “safeguarding” the Spanish language, has officially rejected the use of the word. Many Latinos reject the term for disregarding the uniqueness of the Spanish language and imposing English language standards on it for a woke agenda.
“This is how American media and institutions chose to disregard centuries of Spanish grammar to come up with a hybrid, politically charged, impractical, offensive and unnecessary term — but it’s more inclusive in their eyes,” one Latino blogger wrote.
First Lady Jill Biden infamously used the term in July, calling Hispanics “unique” as breakfast tacos at and event called the, “LatinX IncluXion Luncheon.”