A lot of the articles I’ve written before have largely dealt with matters about those who are black. Whether this is consciously or unconsciously done, I do not know, but a lot of things I feel the need to respond and write about deal with these people because they are my people.
Now on the topic of today. Dr. Frances Cress Welsing. It came to my attention today that she has passed away. To my understanding, she was a psychiatrist and did many things in favor of the black community. It’s shocking to hear of her passing right at the beginning of a new year.
It makes me think that her passing is not a sad event, but a joyful event because she’s not going at all. She remains in this world, leaving behind her contributions to society and this new year for me, represents a new foundation for people like me to get re-acquainted with her and acknowledge her work in every way possible.
Maybe her passing has some higher significance and granted if people collectively from all levels of society readdress the knowledge she has brought, then maybe, just maybe, the “majority” will get a concrete understanding of this reemerging issue of systematic racism in America.
Not every person on this planet might agree with her views and information, but the point is this. She and a host of other intellectuals have provided us with a thought. If you don’t know by now then understand that thoughts are powerful beyond comprehension.
You can’t see it, but you feel it. You can’t physically touch it, but it’s always there. The very thought that Dr. Frances Cress Welsing has provided over the years will serve as a blueprint. Does the information provide by Dr. Frances Cress Welsing still hold any water today? Have we as an American and world society made any significant improvements in how we deal with race? Either way, I honor & pay tribute to her because she addressed a very serious argument.
If Dr. Welsing is correct, then we will almost have a complete sense of why these practices of racism remain alive and well throughout America.
RIP Dr. Frances Cress Welsing