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In 1992 Dr Cress-Welsing published The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors  in which she advanced the Cress Theory of Color-Confrontation and Racism (White Supremacy).

The Cress Theory of Color-Confrontation and Racism (White Supremacy) argues that Racism and White Supremacy are actually synonymous because White Supremacy is the only operative system that can actually be identified in the world which has produced a local and global power dynamic, structured and maintained by those who classify themselves as White.

In addtion, this system of White Supremacy can be identified by 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.

In addition to this, I would add that White Supremacy also includes the power or privilege to disseminate self-aggrandising Narratives in History, Politics and Popular Culture that consciously or subconsciously extol the perceived virtues of White-Skinned people whilst consciously or subconsciously denigrating the Cultures, Identity and virtues of Non-White peoples.

The Cress Theory of Color-Confrontation and Racism (White Supremacy) contends that White Supremacist Culture is also responsible for a global genocide on all people of Colour whose potential and life experiences are determined and constrained by the primary objective of White Supremacist Culture which is to dominate all other Non-White peoples and their Culture.

White Supremacy & The Inability Of White People To Produce Melanin

According to Dr Cress-Welsing’s Theory of Color-Confrontation and Racism (White Supremacy), White Supremacy has its roots in Biology.

More particularly, in the inability of White people to produce the chemical Melanin in their bodies. 

As a result, Dr Cress-Welsing’s Theory of Color-Confrontation and Racism (White Supremacy) in The Isis Papers describes White-skinned people as being the possessors of a recessive gene that is always dominated by Melanin which is observable whenever a White person has off-spring with a Non-White or Black person.

The off-spring of Whites and Non-Whites is always dark, suggesting that White genes are recessive and in Nature, the Melanin carrying Gene will always dominate.

Consequently, in the Isis Papers Dr Cress-Welding argues that if people bred randomly and naturally, White-skinned People would be eliminated from the Human gene pool and population over time.

The Origins Of White-Skinned People According To The Theory of Color-Confrontation and Racism (White Supremacy)

The origins of White Skinned people according to Dr Cress-Welsing’s Theory of Color-Confrontation and Racism White (Supremacy) in the Isis Papers lie in the Albinos that were born amongst the Black peoples of Pre-historic and Ancient Africa, the home of Stone-Age Man before migrating to other other parts of the world from Africa.

 The Isis Papers further suggest that these early Albinos were viewed as abnormal and were thus expelled from Ancient African settlements, abandoned, rejected and left to their own devices.

In time, they formed Communities of Albino populations which then Migrated to other parts of the world including Asia and Europe.

Nevertheless, the trauma experienced by White or Albino people from their initial rejection by the Black peoples or Black Mother of Ancient Africa has remained embedded in the Consciousness of White-Skinned people which has led to their subconscious desire to create a system for the domination of all Non-White peoples as a means of ensuring White genetic survival and perhaps exacting revenge on the Non-White peoples responsible for rejecting and genetically dominating them. 

According to Dr Cress-Welsing’s Theory of Color-Confrontation and Racism White (Supremacy) in The Isis Papers, White Supremacy has been invented and used by White-skinned people as a means of achieving this objective which arises from a collective trauma and fear of Planetary genetic elimination.

Criticism Of Dr Cress-Welsing’s Theory of Color-Confrontation 

The fact that Black people can produce Melanin and White-Skinned people cannot is merely an accident of nature and not the product of any actions or merit on the part of Black people.

Furthermore, the development of White Supremacist Culture is explained by Dr Cress as the product of the instinct of self-preservation by White-Skinned people.

Therefore, taken to its logical conclusion, there is nothing to prevent us from also accepting that if the Melanin gene possessed by Black people was the one which Nature chose to make recessive, then the same existential threat of Black genetic annihilation would have automatically led to the creation of a Culture of Black Supremacy by Black people as a means of ensuring Black genetic survival.

Furthermore, both in History and Anthropological studies conducted by esteemed by Black Scholars like Cheikh Anta Diop and Dr Yosef Ben-Jochannan who have all provided convincing arguments for the Black origins of Mankind and Civilization, there is no historical evidence so far of an Albino White race that was born in and then expelled from Stone-Age Africa.

In other words, there is no evidence to support the argument that White-Skinned people born in Africa left Africa for Europe and Asia.

The evidence instead suggests that today’s White-Skinned people migrated from Africa as Black-Skinned people who subsequently adapted to their new Environment in Eurasia which was less Tropical and therefore did not require their skin to produce as much Melanin as they needed whilst they were on the African Continent.

Furthermore, in the Truth About Melanin, we noted that all Races produce Melanin which is essential for the functioning of the Human Nervous system as a whole.

As such, White-Skinned people also continue to produce Melanin, and their Skin Colour is not due to a failure to produce Melanin as suggested by Dr Cress-Welsing’s Theory of Color-Confrontation and Racism White (Supremacy) in The Isis Papers.


In the final analysis, Dr Cress-Welsing’s Theory of Color-Confrontation and Racism White (Supremacy) is a Freudian Psychological Theory on the orgins of Race and Racism.

To the extent that Dr Cress-Welsing has validly critcised the works and approach of Euro-centric Psychiatrists like Sigmund Freud, it can also be said that her own Theory of Color-Confrontation and Racism (White Supremacy) is a product of the same Freudian approach.

Nevetheless, despite the critcism that can be levelled at Dr Cress-Welsing’s Theory of Color-Confrontation and Racism (White Supremacy) it remains a bold, insightful and challenging analysis of Racism and White Supremacy utilising a Psychological approach similar to that of Dr Franz Fanon that correctly identifies Racism as a form of Psychopathology.

For this reason, Dr Cress-Welsing’s Theory of Color-Confrontation and Racism (White Supremacy) will always merit attention and consideration.

Download The Isis Papers: The Keys To The Colors and check out the video presentation by Dr Cress-Welsing as she explains The Cress Theory of Color-Confrontation and Racism (White Supremacy).