University cancels cystic fibrosis fundraiser because disease only affects white men

posted at 5:35 pm on November 25, 2008 by Allahpundit

It only kills people like Dean Barnett. Not nearly progressive enough.

Cystic fibrosis “has been recently revealed to only affect white people, and primarily men” said the motion read to student councillors, who voted almost unanimously in favour of it…

Carleton students have fanned out across the city near the beginning of the school year to raise money to fight the illness for years. But according to the motion read Monday night to student councillors, “all orientees and volunteers should feel like their fundraising efforts will serve the their (sic) diverse communities.”…

“I think they see this, in their own twisted way, as a win for diversity,” said Mr. Bergamini. “I see it as a loss for people with cystic fibrosis.”…

Carleton University Students’ Association president Brittany Smyth said student council has been considering rotating the beneficiary of Shinearama instead of always giving the money to one charity.

The counterargument to this insanity? Noting that CF affects non-white people, too, which means it can be safely fought.

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