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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Carleton University's politically correct racists embarrassed into reversing decision

Here's a press release from Carleton University's Reagan-Goldwater Society which gives you a sense of the intellectual climate in the student government of one Canadian University:

OTTAWA – The RGS is calling on CUSA President Smyth to request the resignation of councillors Northrop and Chander.  

On Monday November 24th a motion championed by Donnie Northrup and Seconded by Merra Chander was tabled asking for revoke the traditional support of Cystic Fibrosis through Shinerama events. Their claim was that “white males” were disproportionately affected by CF and CUSA needed to be more diversified in supporting charities during orientation week.

The RGS recognizes that charity involvement is a crucial aspect of Canadian society. RGS President Scott Gorry had this to say “The more important issue is that CUSA has discriminated a segment of the population and showed no remorse for their actions, they have caused international shame to Carleton and are acting as if discrimination is acceptable. This is not acceptable and action needs to be taken swiftly to correct this.”

Here is the text of the resolution from CUSA (the student government) to end participation in Shinerama, a national fundraising event for cystic fibrosis research:

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.

The outrage from Canadians over this misinformed racism was reflected in newspaper editorial pages and calls to radio talk shows across the country but also by Carleton students. Nevertheless the damage has been done, the initial defense of the bizarre resolution by CUSA has maligned the reputation of Carleton University as a whole.

The Ottawa Citizen reports that the two councillors have been forced to resign and CUSA has reversed the motion:

Public outcry against the decision, both on campus and around the country, pressured the student association to reconsider its previous decision and convene an emergency meeting.

Two of the councillors involved in drawing up and approving the motion resigned their seats at the boisterous meeting Monday.

Petitions calling for the impeachment of council president Brittany Smyth and other council members were tabled.

Michael Monks, the councillor representing business students, said Monday night's decision puts the council back in line with the will of the student body.

"The students spoke and we listened," he said.

In other campus political correctness news, the administration of the University of Calgary has backed down after taking legal action and threatening arrests for students from the "Campus Pro-Life" group for displaying graphic images comparing abortion to genocide.

Posted by Kalim Kassam on December 2, 2008 in Campus watch | Permalink


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Whereas it is white males who do most of the funding that these little university creeps enjoy.

White males are the golden goose of our capitalist over taxed society.

With that you should not f**k.

Posted by: John V | 2008-12-02 3:57:26 PM

Well and good, but this white male doesn't need your support, sympathy, or outrage. We will never ask for affirmative action. We will never cry discrimination in the workplace.

We got where we are in this world by being the baddest sonsabitches in the neighbourhood, and it's not in our DNA to ask for special treatment. When we can't hold onto our place in this society, then we'll have to regroup and try harder.

Posted by: dp | 2008-12-02 4:38:28 PM

I have to agree with "John V" as white men we don't ask for any special treatment not will we stand for any type of discrimination against our gender some believe anti-male or misandry is justified in our society for past oppression done in the past we will not take any blame for the sins of our fathers we will stand proud for all good things that is done by men today and we will try harder to improve for a better society for ALL.

Posted by: Mike M | 2008-12-02 7:11:56 PM

Good comments. Right on Guys! :)

Posted by: JC | 2008-12-03 1:53:58 AM

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