Dr. Frances Cress Welsing is a psychiatrist who is noted for the “Cress Theory of Color Confrontation,” which explores the practice of ‘white supremacy.’ She is also the author of The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors, in which she explores the possibility that white people are the genetically defective descendants of albino mutants.
Dr. Welsing was born Frances Luella Cress in Chicago, Illinois on March 18, 1935. Her father, Henry N. Cress, was a physician, and her mother, Ida Mae.
In the 1960s, Dr.Welsing moved to Washington, D.C. and began her career practicing psychiatrist starting her career at Cook County Hospital as an intern, 1962-63. She also work at St. Elizabeth Hospital, resident in general psychiatry, 1963-66; Children’s Hospital, fellowship child psychiatry, 1966-68; private practice in general psychiatry, Washington, DC, 1966, and general and child psychiatry, Washington, DC, 1968; Howard University College of Medicine, assistant professor of pediatrics, 1968-75; Hillcrest Children’s Center, clinical director, 1975-76; affiliated with Paul Robeson School for Growth and Development, North Community Mental Health Center, Washington, DC, 1976-90.
In The Isis Papers, Dr. Welsing described the “melanin theory. The claim is that white people are the genetically defective descendants of albino mutants. She wrote that due to this “defective” mutation, they may have been forcibly expelled from Africa, among other possibilities. Racism, in the views of Welsing, is a conspiracy “to ensure white genetic survival.” She attributed AIDS and addiction to crack cocaine and other substances to “chemical and biological warfare” by whites.