Students reject help for ‘white, male’ disease

In the mistaken belief that cystic fibrosis is a disease of white males, the student council at Carleton University in Canada voted not to support an annual fundraiser.

No doubt the council will come out against raising funds to fight breast cancer as well.

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  1. They overturned the motion pretty quickly once the flap followed.

    In an interview on Canadian television, a student council representative explained that the vote was not carried because of the ‘white, male’ factor. That was actually incidental to the motion. It was because cystic fibrosis is the only disease that is addressed by the campaign, year after year, and they wanted to focus on other diseases as well.

  2. A blindingly stupid resolution was passed and is on the record. What a representative is saying now may simply be backfill.

    I just can’t understand why the assertion of the resolution was accepted. Revealed prejudices aside, does no one on the student council exercise any critical thinking or reasonable skepticism?

  3. Dawn said, “A blindingly stupid resolution was passed and is on the record. What a representative is saying now may simply be backfill.”

    Correct. But, “backfill” is a term that is much too kind to describe what the student council representative is now doing.

  4. Well, I didn’t specify what they were using to backfill. 😀

  5. From the article:

    However, the (student council) motion went on to say that “and whereas cystic fibrosis has been recently revealed to only affect white people and primarily men, be it resolved that: CUSA discontinue its support of this campaign.”

    Doesn’t Carleton University have a football team with a politically-incorrect name for the campus “progressives” to get upset about?

    I guess once all the low-hanging fruit has been plucked you’ve got to take your opportunities for displays of moral outrage where you can find them.

  6. The (student council) motion will soon be amended to read that:

    “whereas sickle cell anemia is widely known to only affect black people and primarily men, be it resolved that: CUSA discontinue its support of this campaign.”

    As if.