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Identity as a Shield: Leveraging Racism and Sexism to Deflect Criticism

Teodrose Fikremariam
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Teodrose Fikremariam

Writer at Ghion Journal
Teodrose Fikremariam is the co-founder and former editor of the Ghion Journal.
Teodrose Fikremariam
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There are few things as reprehensible as opportunists who use the pains of marginalized people to advance their own agendas. This art of appropriating the suffering of many to gain influence and clout is one that politicians have practiced for ages. However, we have entered into an era where treading on the pains of the oppressed has taken a sick twist; not only are charlatans co-opting people’s pains, they are now exploiting the very people who…