Who made the CDC an expert in American language? The Daily Wire, on Monday, August 30th, ran this, “CDC Publishes ‘Inclusive’ Language Guide, Says Calling People ‘Alcholics,’ ‘Uninsured,’ ‘Elderly’ Is ‘Stigmatizing’.”
Referring to people as “elderly,” “uninsured” or an “inmate” is apparently dehumanizing and not “inclusive,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
For example, under the disability heading, the guide says that words like “disabled,” “differently abled” and “handicapped” are stigmatizing and should be replaced with lengthy phrases like “people with disabilities/a disability” or “people who use a wheelchair or mobility device.” Thomas Robb, the National Director of the Knights Party, based in Harrison, Arkansas, spoke about this saying, “I’m elderly and under insured, and you know what? I’m not offended by these words. These are words that describe me. Pretty soon, someone will be offended by the name, White House, if someone isn’t already!”