Students at Canadian University Cut Off Fundraising for Disease They Mistakenly Believed Afflicts Whites Only

The student association at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, decided to end its sponsorship of a fundraising campaign for the cystic fibrosis foundation. The association issued a statement which read, “Whereas cystic fibrosis has been recently revealed to only affect white people and primarily men, be it resolved that the association discontinue its support of this campaign.”

The racial reasoning for discontinuing the fundraising is disturbing. Equally disturbing is the fact that the information on which the students made their decision is false. Men and women of all races are afflicted with cystic fibrosis.

After a public uproar, the decision to discontinue the fundraising effort was reversed.