Re: Is Welsing's theory on albinism about abuse?
Posted By: gman In Response To: Is Welsing's theory on albinism about abuse? (Ayinde)
Date: Sunday, 4 June 2006, at 7:37 p.m.
In Response To: Is Welsing's theory on albinism about abuse? (Ayinde)
From the point of view of one contemporary Black African albino, Winston "Yellow Man" Foster: "Why dem a fight I so? A t'ru me a yellow and dem a negro? A t'ru dem nuh know me voice sweet and mellow?..."
Or then again, "When I did born me mudda disown me, me mudda say 'lawd, what a ugly baby', and so I was brought up by me granny, as I reach 8 I go a Primary, as I reach 10 I go in secondary, as I reach 16, I go a U.C., and now I turn to be an M.C., and de girls dem a rush me..."
But musical nostalgia aside, and no disrespect intended to Dr. Frances Cress Welsing; from my admittedly limited understanding of her theory, a key tenet of it is based on this hypothetical situation that may or may not have occurred in ancient times (i.e. expulsion of albinos), and I couldn't help but be reminded of how Freud goes on about what the ape-men were (hypothetically) up to in his prelude to explaining his oedipus theory. As I said, this is not a dis to Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, and I really should re-read her book in full so as not to be talking a bunch of hot air about something I know little about, which is what I'm doing now. But it's more of a question about the "psycho-analytic" tradition which partly informs Dr. Welsing's theories.
Anyway I'll stop talking now, and go find Dr. Welsing's book to read again.
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