Apparently the Carleton University Students Association won’t refuse to raise money for cystic fibrosis after all. Remarkable what they sometimes end up teaching in schools, isn’t it?
Not including the “fact” that cystic fibrosis (CF) primarily affects white men. Although it was the basis of the CUSA’s quickly-reversed decision to cancel the annual fall Shinerama CF fundraiser, a spokeswoman for the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCFF) swiftly explained that this disease afflicts men and women equally and strikes non-whites significantly, though at a lower rate than whites. The lesson: Politics and science are not natural allies.
Campus political correctness is in the news lately; you probably read about Queen’s University hiring six student “dialogue facilitators” to eavesdrop on discussions in quest of intolerant remarks. But supposedly it’s not meant to intimidate or punish; rather, said an assistant dean at Queen’s, “If there’s a teachable moment, we’ll take it.” So in the spirit of inclusiveness, let me do just that.
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