When you listen to some of the conversations that take place in this country about race, its evident many people in our community don’t possess a sound understanding of how the system of white supremacy works. Over the past three decades, there haven’t been many scholars to teach on the topic like the great Dr. Frances Cress Welsing.
Her unrelenting approach to assisting non-white people understand the dynamics of racism have been carefully documented. Her one and only book The Isis Papers, which was a compilation of essays she had written over the years, will assist anyone who has questions about racism and how it functions in our society. The book was written over 30 years ago but the information and principles that were laid out still ring true today.
Even though you can find several videos online of Dr.Francis Cress Welsing discussing her perspective on racism white supremacy, it’s important that you read the book yourself. The only way we can become more knowledgeable as a people is by taking the time to feed our intellect and challenge what we believe to be true. Many melanated people in our community ask the same question…How do we solve the race problem in America? Well, reading the Isis Papers is a excellent place to start.