What Exactly Does the Phrase “People of Color” Mean?

Sylvanus A AYENI, M.D.
7 min readJun 16, 2022

Sub-Title: The Seemingly Immutable Human Color Caste

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Leaders including Presidents, Vice Presidents, State Governors, members of Congress, judges in courts, professors in various disciplines, pastors, media moguls, CEOs of small and multibillion dollar corporations, sports and entertainment celebrities and ‘regular’ people use this phrase — “People of color”.

Sylvanus A AYENI, M.D.

Neurosurgeon. Founder, Pan Africa Children Advocacy Watch(PACAW Inc) www.pacaw.org. Author: RESCUE THYSELF: Change In Sub-Saharan Africa Must Come From Within