Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders has banned the word ‘Latin X’ from official state government documents, signing an executive order on her first day in office.
The order states that the use of the letter ‘x’ negates the gender and misnomers the word.
“The Real Academia Española, the Madrid-based body that governs the Spanish language, has officially rejected the use of ‘x’ as a substitute for ‘o’ and ‘a’ in Spanish,” it reads.
“Gender cannot be removed from Spanish and other Romance languages any more easily than vowels and verbs can be removed from English,” the order continues.
Governor after taking oath. @Sarah Huckabee Got to work with a flurry of executive orders. From preventing the government from using the wake word “Latin” to rooting out CRT in education and getting TikTok from state devices, SHS is not waiting to fulfill its promises.https://t.co/Nkc7SzKczp
— Spencer Brown (@itsSpencerBrown) January 11, 2023
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Drops ‘Latin X’ Term
Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ ‘Latin X’ order is one of seven executive orders signed by the governor immediately after taking office.
Other issues include banning the use of TikTok on government devices and a review of the teaching of critical race theory in Arkansas schools.
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Sanders made history earlier this week as The Natural State’s first female governor. At the age of 40, he is the youngest governor in the country.
Governor of Arkansas
Sarah Huckabee Sanders banned the word ‘Latinx’ on her first day in office 🙌
— Mayra Flores (@MayraFlores2022) January 12, 2023
He believes his election is a mandate to implement conservative policies in Arkansas.
“I think there’s a real appetite, not only from the public, but also from the Legislature here, where we have Republican super-majorities in the House and Senate, to do some big things and pass some conservative reforms,” he told Fox News.
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The move to ban the word ‘Latinx’ is not a conservative reform, it is a common-sense reform.
A 2020 survey indicates that only 3% of the Hispanic population uses the term. Seventy-six percent of Latinos had never heard the term, according to the same survey.
Latinx is not a thing, we hate it and will never use it, it’s a shame. https://t.co/F433vNLzvl
— Samuel Gomez (@ChiManSam) January 12, 2023
Still, liberals and the media will no doubt cast Sanders as a racist for daring to remove stupidity from government correspondence.
But there is a history here. Representative Ruben Gallego, chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, also banned the term in his office years ago.
“To be clear my office does not allow the use of ‘Latin’ in official communications,” Gallego said. “When Latino politicians use the term, it’s often used to appease white affluent progressives who think it’s the word we use.”
To be clear, my office is not permitted to use “Latin” in official communications.
When Latino politicians use the term it is often used to appease white affluent progressives who think it is the term we use. This is the vicious circle of confirmation bias. https://t.co/kMty6q7UQn
— Ruben Gallego (@RubenGallego) December 6, 2021
Sarah Huckabee Sanders was a key supporter of former President Donald Trump, for whom she worked as White House press secretary. In fact, he suggested running for governor of Arkansas in the first place.
“He’s a very special person with an extraordinary talent, he’s done an incredible job!” Trump said in 2019. “I hope he decides to run for governor of Arkansas — he’s going to be awesome.”
…. I hope she decides to run for governor of Arkansas – she’s awesome. Sarah, thanks for a job well done!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2019
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