Wednesday, November 26, 2008

PC Diseases?

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?
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.
Obviously, this does nothing to absolve their leadership from its cynical decision to score cheap political points at others' expense.
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