Arkansas Gov. Sanders Bans ‘Latinx’

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 26: Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the Republican nominee for Governor of Arkansas, speaks during the America First Agenda Summit, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel on July 26, 2022 in Washington, DC. Former U.S. President Donald Trump returns to Washington today to deliver the keynote closing address at the summit. The America First Agenda Summit is put on by the American First Policy Institute, a conservative think-tank founded in 2021 by Brooke Rollins and Larry Kudlow, both former advisors to former President Trump. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Newly sworn in Republican Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed an executive order on Tuesday prohibiting the use of the term “Latinx” from use in state government.
  • While the executive order is one of the first of its kind, the term is rarely used by actual Hispanic Americans or Latinos. It is titled, “Executive Order to Respect the Latino Community by Eliminating Culturally Insensitive Words From Official Use in Government.”

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