The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors
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The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors

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Published December 1st 2004 by C.W. Publishing (first published November 1982)
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Cwn_annwn_13
This woman is a fringe kook but I have no doubt that mainstream psychiatry has plans to first classify any "racist" feelings among whites as a disorder and eventually even acknowledging that there is such a thing as race. This book also goes a long way to prove what I often say that people who work in the mental health field are quite often mentally unstable themself.

The main point Welsing tries to get across in this point is that so called white racism is the result of an concious and subconci...more
Senien Hicks
I Loved It. I still use it to decode unconscious behavior of our race to this day.
Eden Adele
I first read this when I was in college (in the '80s) and I've been fascinated by it ever since. I appreciate her psychiatric approach to tying together the relevance of symbols that are seemingly unrelated. I'm doing it no justice in my explanation, but in actually reading the book - the concept makes much sense.

If you're open to thinking of things in ways you probably never did before, this is a great book for you.
Ty
The book takes a good look at the conditioning of the black mind. As radical as many of Dr. Welsing's theories are, when I began to look at things through her lens, I realized one simply cannot afford to overlook the fact that she is symbolically right.
Erika
Met her once. Esoteric and as deep as the pages of her book.
Bruce
Jan 23, 2008 Bruce added it
POWERFUL!
Shannette Slaughter
If you have not read this one you missing some vial pieces in the psychology of the American born African. Written in easy to digest Essays Frances Cress Welsing has made the information accessible.She's brilliant. Alkebulanbooks.com
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Janelle
An eye opener that inspired me to read further on dealing with the issue of color. Color is beautiful and the rest of the world knows this. The Symbols that Welsing uncovers are shocking yet so poignant.
Caleak
We need more enlightment on such issues,plus this blackwoman is a voice for progress those who don't get it just shows their limited understanding of whts going on around them peace i-god!
John Glover
Jul 03, 2013 John Glover rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: everyone
Shelves: good-books
This is a good book that I had years ago, I've lost it or loaned it out so I have purchased it again so I can read it again.
It gives insight into racial things in this country.
Shante
Sep 02, 2010 Shante added it
This book opened my mind to many issues. The essays make you think.
perez carlos
very enlighting make u say wow! and yearn to know more
Stacey Flores
Pyschiatrist Cress Welsing's functional definition of racism - the local and global power system structured and maintained by persons who classify themselves as white, whether consciously or subconsciously determined; this system consists of patterns of perception, logic, symbol formation, thought, speech, action and emotional response, as conducted simultaneously in all areas of people activity (economics, education, entertainment, labor, law, politics, religion, sex and war). The ultimate purp...more
Khari
I found Dr. Welsing's writing very dense and difficult to get through. Much of here theories were far-fetched in my opinion.
Jinaki
very early and prophetic insights into African Americans and mental illness (if one is enlightened). A great read.
Dante Taylor
She did her homework on the subject matter. Very interesting insight into the white supremacist psyche.
Phaedra
Excellent read. It address the reason racism exists and much more.
Licia
Jun 23, 2009 Licia added it
Wow, is all can say about his book.
Nikhil P. Freeman
Apr 28, 2008 Nikhil P. Freeman rated it 1 of 5 stars Recommends it for: curious amateur psychologists
"Balls theory" was spot on or rather I thought along similar lines myself: the fascination or rather hero worship of men who play around/with balls--whether foot, basket, base or golf. However, the rabid homophobia spoiled it and the melanin equals special powers completely lost me.

As dark and lovely as I am, I can attest that melanin does not give a person supernatural powers.
Africanpersonalities2000
very blunt in her approach, good for women who need a strong voice and desires a command of the reading language. She is a linguist of great character.

peace and light
Taylor
This book was probably one of the most powerful texts I've ever read in terms of its complete analysis on how white supremacy's fingers extend into every facet of life that can be controlled, thus producing devastating consequences that are still present through my existence as a 'free' black woman. It's unbelievable to me how much the author's theory makes sense and how it can logically be connected to all subsequent actions that influence both public and private life with different levels of h...more
Brautha Minister
Awesome guide to understanding White Supremacy culture/system
Randy
Dr. Frances Cress-Welsing was speaking from a Psychiatric understanding of the many suggestions all around us for decades, even centuries, but on the subconscious mind. Not necessarily the conscious mind.
I am not a racist either. I am white and see way too many little suggestive themes all around us, that just may have effect on the mind and behaviors of many, but stemming from the subconscious. Genetically I do see many authentic qualities in black men and women that I can not help but admir...more
Too Many Thoughts
Firstly I'd like to clearly state that those who think that ALL white people are racist and ALL have plans to tear down the black and other non-white races then they SHOULD NOT read this. This book SHOULD NOT prompt you to treat white people badly, as not ALL white peoplea are racist.
OK, that aside this book did have some really interseting ideas. I didn't read through all of it chronologically as it isn't a fictional books but a compilations of papers regarding white supremisy alongside it's ca...more
Kisha
Very deep is all I can say. Once you get past the 1st two chapters, you are on your way. There are a few bumps here and there, but in the end you will be amazed and want to pick up more literature like this.
Nadine
Jan 19, 2008 Nadine rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Nadine by: Candace Daye
I thought this book was so interesting, that I am reading it again five years later.
Tenaya Blatche'
Jul 10, 2012 Tenaya Blatche' marked it as to-read
I tried to read this book several times and I just ca not get into it.
Kev
without uncertaintly, dr crest-wilson destroys the myth of arain power!
RK Byers
this lady's nuts!
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