I saw this op-ed earlier, but I've tried to refrain from shooting fish in the Review's barrel for some time now. On first read I just shook my head and wondered what in the world is the point of having a diocesan newspaper anymore.
But Canon212, by linking the piece, has rightly shamed me into posting about this embarrassing and silly piece in Our Archdiocese's newspaper of record. Essentially, it is just the type of race pandering, race baiting, juvenile fake-apology-for-no-reason-to-prove-how-non-racist-I-am that you would expect from a high school student newspaper or perhaps the Oprah Winfrey show audience.
In other words, I would say it is all just a lot of light and heat, signifying nothing, except there isn't any light and the heat is about the strength of a refrigerator light bulb.
Consider: this piece was written. Then it was submitted. Then someone decided to publish it.
Anyway, here are some excerpts, with a bit of my own commentary: