OTTAWA - The Carleton University Students' Association has voted to drop cystic fibrosis as the beneficiary of its annual Shinearama fundraiser, arguing that the illness is not "inclusive" 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.
I must have a thing about Canadian PC, so in the spirit of disclosure I remind you of this, from a couple of days ago.
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."
Of course it's wrong to support a disease that does not afflict equally, without regard to gender, race, sexual orientation, class, or nationality. That's why I make sure none of my donations find their way to victims of HIV, breast cancer, prostate cancer, or sickle-cell anemia.
Also, anorexia nervosa.