Dr. Frances Cress Welsing (Image Source: YouTube)

Dr. Frances Cress Welsing (Image Source: YouTube)

Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, often described as the Queen Mother of Black Consciousness, died this morning at the age of 80. According to friends and family, Welsing suffered a stroke on New Year’s Day and was in critical condition at a Washington, D.C. hospital.

Dr. Welsing became famous for her work the Cress Theory of Color-Confrontation in 1974 and later published The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors in 1991. Her books explored the symbols and systemic practices of White supremacy and revealed the psychological dynamics of racism. The Isis Papers also explored the Black family structure, AIDS and the crisis of Black male and female relationships. In the Isis Papers Welsing wrote:

“The whole of white culture is designed to say that whites have [certain] qualities. Everything possible is done to demonstrate this. First, you have [only] white players, then blacks come in, but a white has to be the quarterback. Western culture has to project white supremacy. When blacks succeed athletically, whites are forced ‘up against the psychological wall’ because white youngsters are ‘brought up to believe a white has to be superior’.”

The Los Angeles Times said of Welsing that she was “The first scientist to psychoanalyze White racism in the history of Western psychiatry, rather than focusing on the victims of racism.”

Welsing was born March 18, 1935 in Chicago, the daughter of a doctor and a teacher. She attended Antioch College and Howard University College of Medicine, where she received her Doctorate in 1962. She went on to work as the assistant professor of pediatrics at the Howard University College of Medicine. However, when her controversial work was first published in 1971, it caused great controversy. Because of this her contract was not renewed by the school in 1975. Welsing then went on to work for more than 25 years as a staff physician for the Department of Human Services in Washington, D.C. In addition, she served as the clinical director for two schools that served emotionally troubled children. Welsing specialized in child and general psychiatry and her books were the basis for measuring the damage of racism in America and the world.

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  • Reava Bennett

    I have yet to fully read her works (I’ve started), but I am sure that what she posited, it was not that far off the mark. In fact, perhaps spot on. I hope that in reading her works, my consciousness can begin to fully awaken as well. Thank you Dr. Welsing for having courage to write about that which others have not had the equal courage to say.

  • Lisa Strode

    Too bad the n.igger bitch didn’t die decades ago!

    • Shonda MsLady Whaley

      Your ignorance clearly validates her message.

    • JootJoint

      No, because God preserved her life to teach us all about the mental sickness that is the baseline of bigotry and hate.

      So in other words, she helped explain why people like you have severe shortcomings when it comes to the observation of one’s skin color.

      And it so obvious, you are among that sick class too!

      • Lisa Strode

        Black Crime Facts That The White Liberal Media Daren’t Talk About
        Police brutality targeting blacks will not subside until this becomes part of the national conversation

        Paul Joseph Watson –

        May 5, 2015

        http://www.infowars.com/black-crime-facts-that-the-white-liberal-media-darent-talk-about/

        • JootJoint

          Just like I originally stated, YOU are among the sick ilk within your imaginary white militia society!

          Your “whiteness” has gotten dingy and stained with the hate your race has promoted for centuries and that long trail is finally and forevermore coming to an END!

          Deal with it b.itch! For your “confederate hatred” now belongs in a locked box in a museum, to remind us all, how far WE THE PEOPLE HAVE COME to make a more PERFECT UNION, CALLED AMERICA!

          • Lisa Strode

            LOL! Whatever, nigger savage.

          • JootJoint

            Yeah, LOL you white nigga b.itch

          • Jason

            “Dingy and stained”? Now that paints one heck of a picture. Ouch!

          • JootJoint

            And its a nasty picture, isn’t it?

        • Queen Mennon

          The white race R the crminals and terrorist in this world. Natural selection is going to take care of it. U cannot kill off all of us. Your numbers R small.

          • Lisa Strode

            Obviously, you have never been out of the USA. Go anywhere on the planet, they hate niggers everywhere!

          • Queen Mennon

            no bitch, U got it twisted. it is the white race who is hated in this world. Black people did not phuck up the whole world.

          • JootJoint

            This NWB (nigger white bitch) is so uneducated that she doesn’t think the word “nigger” applies to her because she’s white….in my eyes, one can’t get anymore ignorant than taking that stance! Ignorant is ignorant no matter what the outside package looks like…she could be a blonde white nigger bitch, with blue eyes, or she should be a red head white nigger bitch with freckles, or she could be a brunette white nigger bitch with green eyes…..no matter what…she’s just an ignorant white nigger bitch!

          • TK

            Hi, JootJoint! Blacks in America have a ridiculously low average IQ of 85. You can look it up! Every test reveals the same thing—their problems are caused by low intelligence, not white racism! Have a great day!

          • JootJoint

            Oh my, another white nigger bitch trying to turn their ignorance upon someone else! Sorry TK, your reversal bs does not work here, you white nigger bitch!

          • TK

            Hi! I’ll respond in a language you can understand: Ooga-booga! Oooga-Boooga!!!

          • Jason

            That is the Queen’s point. There are not many “they” anymore to do anything about the hate “they” have.

          • JootJoint

            But they love to hate you white nigger bitches, more!

          • JootJoint

            Its obvious your white nigger ass hasn’t gone beyond your klan outpost!

            NWB=Nigger White Bitch and that is what you are, you nigger white bitch!

          • cosmicfaith

            Lisa, if people outside of the USA hate n—ers everywhere, make sure you stay inside the USA to protect yourself.

        • Jason

          Posted like a suspected white supremacist. Alex Jones?? You have got to be kidding me. It would be nice to see some stats on the effects of white supremacy on black communities/people, but that will never happen as it would be an indictment to the entire religion of white supremacy.

          • TK

            Name one majority-black country on Earth where blacks live longer and have a higher income than in places where “white supremacy” allegedly keeps them down. You can’t, because such a country doesn’t exist.

          • Jason

            Because of white supremacy you are correct. I can show you a list of BLACK countries that have been exploited of their vast mineral and precious stone wealth by white supremacist. In fact – I can show you a continent.

            BTW – that was another white supremacist talking point, so I know who/what I am dealing with.

          • TK

            Why then were blacks too stupid to exploit that vast mineral wealth first? Why was there not even a trace of a written language south of the Sahara desert? Why were they living basically in the Stone Age when Europeans discovered Africa? To blame it ALL on white people suggests that YOU think white people are supreme. I eagerly await your clumsy excuse-making.

          • Jason

            You suspected White Supremacists are the smartest people on the planet. You have to be in order to keep people of color subjugated. The only way for progress is for blacks and other people of color to replace your system of white supremacy with a system of justice.

    • Queen Mennon

      Shut up recessive

      • Lisa Strode

        Shut up yourself, outdated farm equipment nigger slave!

        • Queen Mennon

          GD genetic mutant. real humans will soon be free of U and the world will know peace for the first time since U were created.

          • Chance Snottingham

            We wuz Kangs in pyramids…

  • JootJoint

    RIP Dr. Frances Cress Welsing! Your contributions to our society have been enormous and may your teachings be pushed to the forefront in our discussions today on fighting ‘and nullifying racism” in America!

  • Calvin Mitchell

    Wow! man, wow! words
    cannot express what I am feeling right now. I feel a sense of loss for a woman
    I did not know personally, but through her books and videos, I felt like she
    was like my favorite teacher, mother or grandmother who taught me what school
    and college did not. I saw things differently and my life was forever changed
    by this dynamic spirit. Queen Welsing, it is a selfish thought to wish you were
    still here, when the creator has other plans. you have been so much to so many African Americans or anyone who was blessed to know your works will be forever changed.
    I love you Francis cress Welsing for your light that you have given us. Reach
    one teach one. I say this you in spirit, Frances Cress Welsing thank you! And the negative comments on validates Frances Cress Welsing!

  • VLF

    She spoke the truth. Now white people will say that archeologists are all misinformed about Africa being the cradle of life. It all started from Africa therefore we made you. You’re welcome.

  • shbkyn45

    Ooooooh No, queen mother has left us. There will be others, who will take her place. She taught me a lot about the mentality of white racism. A system that has us all in a pickle, Africans and whites. She taught me a lot about the reason African people act the way we do, because of the effects of being held as slaves. Our ancestors will shower her with love, and say to her, “Job well done”. I did not know she was that old.

    • Brad Machado

      You stupid retard. You were NEVER a slave, nor was your mama, your daddy, if you knew who he was, or your grandparents. Quit blaming “whitey” for your problems. Get off welfare and contribute something to society.

      • shbkyn45

        What exactly is your problem, besides liking to be a racist, and no common sense. STFU Pig.

  • Likewaterforchoc

    I am glad to have attended a high school and HBCU where I was taught by educators heavily influenced by her work.
    RIP

  • Minnie

    Manifest incompetence combined with toxic levels of self-esteem. This best describes Dr. Frances Cress Welsing.