Radical left-wingers often use the banner of “social justice” to implement their hidden agendas, and the “racial sobriety” program offered by Fr. Clarence Williams is a perfect example.
Fr. Clarence comes across as an affable, well-intentioned man of the cloth, but his program is diabolical. The premise is that all white people are racists, and all blacks victims of racism. Anyone who denies this preposterous premise is considered dishonest or delusional. The program, which is supposedly modeled on the Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step plan but might just as well have come from the pages of George Orwell's 1984, requires white participants to admit they are racists in order to be healed.
Francesca Moroney Cooper may not be a graduate of this brainwashing program, but she sure sounds like one.
When she addressed the 25th reunion of DePauw's Class of 1992 two weekends ago, she acknowledged her white privilege, confessed her status as a recovering racist, and encouraged all the white alumni in attendance to do the same.
It was virtue signaling taken to a nauseating extreme. If this rambling, whiny, coyly self-deprecating and affectedly pious gibberish represents her best attempt at “critical thinking,” then DePauw should take back her diploma and refund the money wasted on her education.
The ironic thing is, Moroney Cooper does enjoy substantial privileges – and they have come at great cost to others, black and white – but they cannot be attributed to her pigmentation. They come from the wealth her husband, Jeffrey Cooper, accumulated as one of the most prolific asbestos attorneys in the country.
Her husband and attorneys like him are responsible for destroying more than one hundred once-thriving American businesses and putting tens of thousands of their diversely-colored employees out of work.
That's for what she should apologize.
Instead, Francesca Moroney Cooper flaunts her “sobriety,” in the process contributing to and exacerbating the racial discord that agitators have ginned up over the last decade, to the detriment of all Americans.