Note on language HPIO uses to describe populations and individuals

HPIO follows the Associated Press Stylebook, which calls for capitalizing the name of certain races/ethnicities such as Black, Latino, Hispanic and Native American. Per AP Style, HPIO uses the term Latino. Latinx is a gender-neutral term that can also be used to describe this population.

HPIO also uses people-first language that emphasizes the person over any certain characteristic, such as a disability or socioeconomic status.

While there is no one term that can fully capture a person’s identity, HPIO will continuously monitor and update the terms and language it uses in order to promote equity, inclusivity and cultural appropriateness.