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Color Conversations: A Rational Discussion about Race, Imposed Identities and Social Constructs

Teodrose Fikre
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Teodrose Fikre

Founder at Ghion Journal
Teodrose Fikre is the editor and founder of the Ghion Journal. 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, 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. Teodrose uses his pen to give a voice to the voiceless and to speak truth to power.
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To advocate solidarity is not to deny the existence of injustices. However, I humbly submit that the only way we can ameliorate the legacy of hatred that has, and continues, to crater the lives of millions is through compassion and inclusion. It might feel good to rage at the injuries of the world and let our spirits be infected by antipathy for others, but in the end we will only be consumed by the very…

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