An Analysis of the Cress Theory of Color Confrontation
Author(s): Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.
Source: Journal of Black Studies, Vol. 22, No. 2 (Dec., 1991), pp. 284-293
"Interestingly enough, a resurgence of interest in Welsing's theory is occurring. This interest must, however, be seen as a cultish obeisance, not scholarly investigation. Welsing's theory has been around for approximately 20 years and no substantial documentation has been presented to verify her position. If African scholars (diasporan or continental) are to aggressively challenge racism, they must reject rhetoric and engage in rigorous investigation. But most importantly, as Frantz Fanon (1964) portended: "A people that undertakes a struggle for liberation rarely legitimizes race prejudice. Even in the course of acute periods of insurrectional armed struggle one never witnesses the recourse to biological justifications." (p. 43, Fanon, F. (1964). Toward the African revolution. New York: Grove)"