Having qualified at the University of Witwatersrand in 1954, Mr Pillay was the first person of colour
, in 1967, to obtain the Fellowship in Surgery (Edinburgh).
The project, authorized by Bill Clinton in 1998, will be the first memorial to a person of colour
and the first erected on the National Mall to honour a non-president.
I hope that, if a person of colour
or an Irish Catholic or a Muslim or an American or a Russian were to write a book with the same themes, they would start from the point of view of where their people have erred.
Any free person who shall teach any slave to read or write upon conviction shall if a white man or woman, be fined not less than 100 dollars, nor more than 200 dollars, or imprisoned; and if a free person of colour
, shall be fined, imprisoned or whipped, not exceeding 39 lashes, nor less than 20.
However as this phrase uses the word "white" in a slightly derogatory sense, why would a person of colour
be offended by it?
Hope to every person of colour
who has wondered "What's the point?
Sonn said: "If there's a chance for a person of colour
to represent his country, then we must make sure he gets that opportunity.
Shuffling to me amounts to exclusion of a person of colour
who has the right to be given the opportunity, " he added.
Sonn said in Sydney that "if there is an opportunity for a person of colour
to represent his country, we must ensure he gets that opportunity".