Domingo García, president of the League of United Latin American Citizens, the nation's oldest Latino civil rights organization, has instructed staff and board members to drop the word "Latinx" from the group's official communications.
"Let's stop using Latinx in all official communications," García said, adding that it's "very unliked" by almost all Latinos.
"I don't know of any abuelita (grandmother) that calls her granddaughter, 'Hey you Latinx, I'm going to throw you the chancla (flip-flop).'
LULAC does not oppose people and groups that self-identify with Latinx, Mexican American, Latino or other terms, Garcia said.
But as a national civil rights organization trying to appeal to as many Latinos and Hispanics as possible, LULAC needs to keep the term that everybody uses in everyday speech, he said.
Latinx is often seen as a generational term, used by younger Latinos as they have sought to define their activism, greater gender inclusiveness and multiculturalism and their movement for civil rights and immigration rights.
LULAC was founded in 1929 and is the oldest Latino civil rights organization in the United States. »