“There is no mental health for Black people without understanding racism and white supremacy; it is the major origin of stress that impact us. There will never be peace as long as there is [whyte] supremacy.”
A third generation physician specializing in general and child psychiatry, Dr Cress Welsing is well qualified to make such statements. The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors is the culmination of over 20 years of research and analysis based in part on the treatment of African American in her private practice. This book of essays expands upon Dr. Cress Welsing original work “The Cress Theory of Color Confrontation and Racism (White Supremacy),” which is included as a chapter in this volume. Each essay reveals a facet of the global system of white supremacy heretofore unrecognized. Dr. Cress Welsing probes the symbol structure of the white supremacist system to reveal the psychological dynamics of racism.
Dr. Cress Welsing’s ideas are known widely through lecture tours and the national media. This collection will be welcomed by the many readers who have anxiously awaited the publication for her probing and controversial analysis of the symbols that oppress African Americans and all people of color. Chapter after chapter discloses fascinating insights on such topics as the relationship between Black children and their parents; rape; A.I.D.S. and its threat to Black American; and the crisis in Black male and female relationships; her unraveling of the network of fears embedded in such European symbols and practices as ball games, money, gold, guns and even the white Christ-figure, will force readers to examine their own participation in a system of racial violence and negation.
In The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors, Dr. Cress Welsing’s goal is to provide ideas by which all African Americans can create a psychologically whole and resistant culture. Throughout her work and writing, she insists that “the old walls of artificial abstraction are being torn down and in their place stands a new edifice, a unified field, which can be used to diagnose, treat and cure.”