Author of stupid CF motion resigns from student council

The PC moron who wanted to defund the Carleton College cystic fibrosis fundraiser because the disease affects “mostly white males” has resigned in disgrace.

The student council at an Ottawa university has reversed its controversial decision to pull out of an annual fundraiser for the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Following vocal protests from students, the Carleton University Students Association voted unanimously Monday night to:

  • Support next year’s cystic fibrosis fundraiser, called Shinerama.
  • Donate at least $1,000 to the organization.
  • Issue a formal apology.

In addition, the student councillor who crafted the controversial motion to drop the fundraiser resigned.

Score one for the good guys.

However, it seems that we can never have a stupid action without an equally stupid reaction: Can we ever, ever, EVER have people email their opinions to people without some idiots having to issue death threats? Really, stupid on the left, stupid on the right—all right, all right, we get it: There are stupid people everywhere.

I forgot to link to Sarah’s post last week, with a scan of a CF Foundation calendar that shows a lot of female and dark-skinned white males.

Sometimes, all’s well that ends well.

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6 Responses to Author of stupid CF motion resigns from student council

  1. Russ says:

    Strange phrasing there, Meryl: “female and dark-skinned white males”? So you mean that it shows female white males as well as dark-skinned white males? :D

  2. Ted says:

    Dear Russ: your sarcasm detector needs a new battery.

    Dear Meryl: please don’t assume that the death threat claim is accurate, without actually seeing it. Every single time, without fail, that an idiot PC decision is reversed, it’s due to ‘death threats’ and ‘security concerns’, never due to ‘someone with common sense getting it right’. It’s a coward’s way of changing their mind without admitting being wrong.

  3. Ted, I think Russ’s sarcasm detector was working, but you may need to test the batteries on yours. (The emoticon is usually a dead giveaway.)

    Good point about the death threats, but an email that says “You are a jerk and you should die for this” is a death threat. It’s highly likely that they’re not lying about that, because as I’ve said, both sides have more than enough stupidity to go around.

  4. Sabba Hillel says:

    An interesting point is that technically, the “white” or “caucasian” label technically applies to everyone in the Indo-European branch. That means India, the Middle East, the Near East, as well as Europe (including the Mediteranian and Slavic nations) are technically “white”. The modern idea that “white” means only northern and western Europe, especially Scandinavia, England, Germany, and France are totally bogus.

    Of course separating out Spain as a separate group called “Hispanic” is also totally ridiculous.

  5. Michael Lonie says:

    A minor breath of sanity. Why does higher education seem so often to produce extravagant stupidity?

  6. Anonymous says:

    For what it’s worth: Carleton College (in Minnesota) is a wholly different entity from Carleton University (in Canada). I know, Canada, Minnesota, big diff, but still.

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