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The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors Paperback – December, 1991

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Third World Press; 1st ed edition (December 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0883781042
  • ISBN-13: 978-0883781043
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (288 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,721 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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162 of 178 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 11, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Dr. Cress Welsing's book digs into the fabric of White Racism and Supremacy and gives the reader something to think about. Why does society work so hard to keep Black America down? Why do we as Blacks have so much self-hate in a land where we are not wanted and are being systematically destroyed? Why don't Whites give a real version of what has transpired in history? The answer is simple: we must learn the keys to the colors and understand the symbolism that has us as Black people trapped in a quagmire of lies and deceptions that are destroying us as a people. You would not know that Blacks were the first people on the Earth building dams, roads, and ships by the way we act today. The youth are in a worse situation: teen pregnancy, black-on black crime, and unemployment will spell an untimely end for the world's oldest people if we do not learn and teach THE KEYS TO THE COLORS to our people.
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360 of 405 people found the following review helpful By Earl Shepherd on March 22, 2000
Format: Paperback
I read many of the reviews and gave some thought to the level of anger voiced by many. Dr. Welsing's views seems reasonable in light of current history. White racism can be seen or witnessed worldwide by traveling or studying who controls the economic system throughout the world. Those interested can pick up any good history book and learn how the controls were instituted.
Those who question Dr. Welsing views should ask themselves some simple questions. If the origin of Europeans is Europe, how do you explain their domination worldwide? Are all other people inferior?
White America has known for years that African Americans have made major contribution to the founding and development of this country. The number of patents held by African Americans, particularly considering the enslavement period, is a testiment to their creativeness and humanity. Most of the information related to the contributions of African Americans is known, but America refuse to place this information within school's history books. Why?
If the Isis Papers claims of a worldwide system of white racism is unfounded, how do you explain the reality white global domination? Is it that whites are simply superior?
How do you explain that the recent images (particularly the last 800 years)of GOD are white? Is GOD white? Some of you might be familiar with some events in New Jersey where GOD was depicted as black. The town nearly exploded.
Africa is acknowledged to have the largest quantities of minerals resources, including gold, diamonds, uranium, coper, and many others. I believe all of them are under the control of colonial powers.
I hope the questions listed above help some of the reviewers to raise similar questions to themselves.
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157 of 182 people found the following review helpful By Kahlil G. Chism on February 10, 2000
Format: Paperback
The Cress Theory of Color Confrontation is just that: Dr. Cress-Welsing's theory. Since her theory is unique and evolved, according to her, over many years, one has to read the book for an explanation of it. Briefly: The system of White Supremacy is global, pervassive and psychologically damaging, particularly to African-Americans. It is so pervasive that it's underlying imperative; White people's conscious & unconscious fear of genetic annihilation due to race-mixing, and their need to oppress people of color-- has become subconscious. This obsession w/ White genetic "purity" manifests itself in all aspects of society, especially in symbol form (*See Jung). SHE MAKES ENOUGH OF A CONVINCING POINT...ENOUGH OF A BREAK FROM SIMPLE EXPLANATIONS OF THE NATURE OF WHITE SUPREMACY...TO WARRANT A READ. In fact, everyone concerned about white supremacy, racism or prejudice should read this book. It isn't the end-all-and-be-all discussion of Black/White relations, but it is a damn good introduction to white supremacy/black inferiority. SHE MAKES HER POINT WELL, DESPITE SOME BASELESS STATEMENTS. Don't dismiss her deconstruction of Black/White relations because of the faults of the book. That would be simple on your part. DON'T SAY SHE DIDN'T BACK UP HER POINTS W/ RESEARCH...It is an ORIGINAL THEORY, backed by her own research/work with her patients. Those who dismiss it as "reverse racism" obviously missed the entire point of the book. BUY IT. READ IT.
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117 of 136 people found the following review helpful By Xavier Thornton on October 1, 2003
Format: Paperback
"The Isis Papers" does put a lot of what I have lived and still living in. But like one of the reviewers said, it is a theory(with many facts). Our caucasian brothers and sisters must realize that much of what Ms. Welsing wrote we live out everyday. Many of the negative reviews never wrote about the Reality of global domination by western imperialist capitialism and our United Corporate State of America at the center of power(i suspect because it is in their best interest to be in control and not controlled-this is the gist of freedom vs oppression).
As we know, America got the jump on the rest of the world by having 400-450 years of free labor for men/women who they claimed to be close to beast-this is fact not theory. Slavery has evolved since the literal chain and whip. Subconscious control had to be implemented on a societal level to keep us as "happy" human products of commerce. "The Isis Papers" attemps to point out some of this abstract warfare of symbols. The destruction of the black male is up and running to full strength. Read and live more. Intermarriage between blacks and whites does make the child a brown baby. This has been a reason for the lynching of many black men yesterday and today. no fallacy.
Man of all races have dominated other men. The Strong survive. We live in a Nation within a Nation where the power structure is controlled by the white male elite complex that controls Energy, Communication, the value of Money, means of Production, "Education", and the Military. So please do not play "crazy" and act as if everything is equal after only 35 years of "legal" equality in America. It is fact that imperialism and colonialism have raped the culture and resources of all "colored" that it has come in contact with.
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