Whatever one may think of the efficacy of targeting specific diseases for charitable contributions, isn't it important to at least treat the disease itself as something to be eradicated, and not made into a (cheap) political statement?
"The Carleton University Students' Association has voted to drop a cystic fibrosis charity as the beneficiary of its annual Shinearama fundraiser, supporting a motion that argued the disease is not "inclusive" enough."
Turns out, CF apparently affects only white males, and is therefore "suspect" as a disease worth eliminating. Of course, one presumes that Carleton will also refuse to fund breast cancer research, as well as cycle cell anemia and prostate cancer.
UPDATE: Some folks mistakenly believe that the student council has reversed its decision to politicize a dreaded disease and those who suffer from it.
Unfortunately, this is not the case; rather, some students "decided to turn the situation into something positive, marching across campus, handing out information about cystic fibrosis and collecting money for the cause."
Obviously, this does nothing to absolve their leadership from its cynical decision to score cheap political points at others' expense.