Her work has been the basis in much research and education on methods to countering the effects of racism as well as the subject of much debate, some calling her work, racist, sexist and homophobic. Dr. Welsing, an advocated of peace, believed that in order to end racism we must understand what it is and how it operates and further that idea by ensuring that everyone who needs the most help, get the most help. A native of Chicago, Il Dr. Welsing graduated from Antioch College and Howard Medical school. She died Saturday January 2, 2016 of complications due to a stroke she suffered earlier in the week. She was 80 years old.