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A Special Broadcast: From Exclusive Rhetoric to Inclusive Justice

This is a special broadcast where I shared my journey that led him away from using exclusive rhetoric like “white privilege” and “white superiority” to seeking desperately the dream of an inclusive justice. This Seek TruthTV segment was inspired by the article The Absurdity of Saying “White Privilege”, which really took off throughout the day and sparked a lot of passionate debates.

This special broadcast aims to put into proper perspective why it is counterproductive at best and also unjust to use rhetoric that does nothing but further the divisive nature of our political and social conversations that feed the fires of injustice. You can get an idea of how I arrived at this place of understanding by viewing the video below that I produced while I was homeless in Colorado. In it ,I wove in the stories of the Haitian Revolution, the American Revolution and Ethiopians defeating colonialists at the Battle Adwa to show how inclusiveness overcomes injustice.

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Lij Teodrose Fikremariam
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Lij Teodrose Fikremariam

Lij Teodrose Fikremariam is the co-founder and former editor of the Ghion Journal. He is currently the chair of Ethiopians for Constitutional Monarchy. A published author and prolific writer, a once defense consultant was profoundly changed by a two year journey of hardship and struggle. Going from a life of upper-middle class privilege to a time spent with the huddled masses taught Teodrose a valuable lesson in the essence of togetherness and the need to speak against injustice.

Originally from Ethiopia with roots to Atse Tewodros II, Lij Teodrose is a former community organizer whose writing was incorporated into Barack Obama's South Carolina primary victory speech in 2008. He pivoted away from politics and decided to stand for collective justice after experiencing the reality of the forgotten masses. His writing defies conventional wisdom and challenges readers to look outside the constraints of labels and ideologies that serve to splinter the people. Lij Teodrose uses his pen to give a voice to the voiceless and to speak truth to power.
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