She stood defiantly at the white board, ignoring the glares of hostile audience members. She wasn’t afraid to share her radical truth.
As a child, when Frances Cress Welsing’s father read her bedtime stories, she dreamed of something different than other little girls. She wanted to help build stronger Black communities by knowing what made racists tick.
Her theory? White supremacy wasn’t hatred – it was jealousy and fear! Whites, genetically inferior because of their lack of melanin, were threatened by us. That’s why we’re persecuted!
Even though her controversial theory threatened her university career, she refused to be silenced.
Luckily, the community rallied behind her, and she kept her job and continued to write!
She fought to uncover the truth – racism isn’t our problem, but starts instead in the fearful white mind. The faster we realize this, the faster we can break mental bonds and combat racism by surrounding ourselves with powerful Black images and building strong Black communities!