The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has come out with a guide for how we are all to speak and write. This can be found on the website titled, “Preferred Terms for Select Population Groups & Communities.” It is clear that this list is being read and distributed broadly – from medical institutions, hospitals, scientific communications, doctor’s offices, schools and universities, as well as other US Government agencies and institutes.
The CDC is the arm of the US Government tasked with disease control and prevention. It is not tasked with correcting wrong-speak.
Now, how exactly this guide fits in with the CDC mission is beyond me.