Newly elected Governor of Arkansas Sarah Huckabee Sanders has signed an executive order banning the use of the word “Latinx” in the state’s official documents.
Sanders cited recent polling showing that a mere 3% of American Latinos and Hispanics use the made-up word, which leftists have promoted as a gender-neutral alternative to Latino and Latina.
“Ethnically insensitive and pejorative language has no place in official government documents or government employee titles,” the executive order states. “The government has a responsibility to respect its citizens and use ethnically appropriate language, particularly when referring to ethnic minorities.”
“One can no more easily remove gender from Spanish and other romance languages than one can remove vowels and verbs from English,” the order continues. “It is the policy of the Governor’s administration to prohibit the use of culturally insensitive words for official state government business.” Read more…