Your thoughts? If there are sufficient responses and if people express an interest, I will occasionally post how "racist" the world really is. http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/story/2008/11/25/ot-081125-shinerama.html?Authorized=1 From the article: "Students at an Ottawa university are pulling out of a Canada-wide fundraiser that provides close to $1 million a year for cystic fibrosis research and treatment, arguing that the disease "has been recently revealed to only affect white people, and primarily men" — something experts say is untrue. The Carleton University Students Association voted Monday night overwhelmingly in favour of choosing a new charity to support during its orientation week in September, in lieu of Shinerama, which raises money for the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Motion to drop Shinerama fundraising campaign from Orientation Week Whereas Orientation week strives to be inclusive as possible Whereas all orientees and volunteers should feel like their fundraising efforts will serve their diverse communities And whereas cystic fibrosis has been recently revealed to only affect white people, and primarily men Be it further resolved that: The CUSA representatives on the incoming Orientation Supervisory Board work to select a new broad reaching charity for orientation week. Source: CUSA The foundation funds research into cystic fibrosis, a fatal, genetic disease that affects both sexes with a similar frequency and is most common among Caucasians. The foundation also helps fund services for people with the disease. It affects mainly the lungs and digestive system, causing a build-up of thick mucus that leads to infection and inflammation. The student council motion stated that orientation week "strives to be inclusive" and "all orientees and volunteers should feel like their fundraising efforts will serve their diverse communities." Nick Bergamini was the only student councillor to vote against the motion. "I think that it's political correctness gone horribly, horribly wrong," he said. "They're playing not just politics with this, but they're playing racial politics, and I think it's entirely inappropriate." The Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation called the student council's decision "crushing.""