‘Anti-Racist’ Professor: Marriage Promotes ‘White Supremacy’

A radical “anti-racist” university professor has declared that marriage promotes so-called “white supremacy.”

According to Professor Bethany Letiecq, of George Mason University, “marriage fundamentalism” promotes the ideas of “white supremacy.”

Prof. Letiecq, who is white, wrote in the Journal of Marriage and Family about her theory.

The leftist professor argues “that marriage fundamentalism, like structural racism, is a key structuring element of white heteropatriarchal supremacy.”

“Marriage fundamentalism can be understood as an ideological and cultural phenomenon, where adherents espouse the superiority of the two-parent married family,” she wrote.

“But it is also a hidden or unacknowledged structural mechanism of white heteropatriarchal family supremacy that is essential to the reproduction and maintenance of family inequality in the United States.”

Letiecq is an associate professor in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University.

She specializes “in the utilization of community-based participatory action research approaches, anti-racist research methods,” according to her biography.

The professor explained in the article that she is “a white, cisgender woman … currently living with my partner and co-raising our children in a committed heterosexual union outside the institution of marriage.”

“Cisgender” is a term used by leftists to describe a person who “identifies” with their correct biological gender – essentially, someone who isn’t “transgender” or “non-binary.”

The label is often used as a slur to describe real women.

In the article, Letiecq said she drew upon “critical feminist and intersectional frameworks to delineate an overarching orientation to structural oppression and unequal power relations that advantages White heteropatriarchal nuclear families (WHNFs) and marginalizes others as a function of family structure and relationship status.”

She argues that “since colonization,” “marriage fundamentalism has been instantiated through laws, policies, and practices to unduly advantage WHNFs while simultaneously marginalizing black, Indigenous, immigrant, mother-headed, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) families, among others.”

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Letiecq concluded by calling for family scientists to “further interrogate how marriage fundamentalism reproduces family inequality in American family life and to work toward its dismantling.”

“A deeper understanding of how these complex and often covert mechanisms of structural oppression operate in family life is needed to disrupt these mechanisms and advance family equality and justice,” the abstract concludes.

Marriage scholar Brad Wilcox told the College Fix that he disagrees with Letiecq.

He explains that marriage is an institution that has advanced the common good in civilizations across the globe.

Wilcox, a University of Virginia sociologist and the director of the National Marriage Project, told the outlet:

“Marriage benefits children of all racial and ethnic backgrounds.”

American Principles Project leader, Terry Schilling, also blasted Letiecq’s radical theory.

Schilling told the outlet that the article “suggests far-left academics are ramping up their attacks on the family, the most important institution in society.”

“Although the social science on the immense benefits of strong, intact families is unimpeachable, this author simply waves them away,” Schilling said.

“She ignores the extreme harm that has come to minority Americans as a result of family breakdown in their communities.”

“We need to be doing what we can right now to shore up the family, not tear it down,” he added.

“Otherwise, our society won’t be ‘reproducing’ much of anything in the very near future.”

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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