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December 17, 2017

If Only Anger Could Drive Out Hate

Teodrose Fikre
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Teodrose Fikre

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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 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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I used to be a part of that crowd, the army of social justice warriors who used to go around casting a wide net of blame and in the process letting animus be my guiding light. I thought it was perfectly justified to blame “white people” for the sins of systematic racism that hobbled the masses. I thought it was made sense to condemn “white privilege” and to lump in a whole group of people

Crabs Clawing at Each Other; Disregarding the Barrel that Cages US

Teodrose Fikre
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Teodrose Fikre

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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 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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Outrage! Yet another outrage! Society keeps getting whipped into a lather until we reach a crescendo only for the rage du jour to fade into a morendo. Every day, the news leads off with the new scandal that is peddled as an affront to humanity; the Corporate State Media using outrage as a business model and a way to maximize profits. We, the people, take the catnip and get worked up as the innumerable grievance

Trumping the Civil War: Willing Liars and Willful Ignorance

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 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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I was slightly bemused and mildly miffed yesterday when news broke about Donald Trump’s absudity in praising Andrew Jackson. The news hounds started baying at moons and frothing at the mouth as they rushed to cast Donald Trump as a racist. In the process, they yet again started to rip open the wounds of America’s greatest sin in order to use the suffering of “black folk” as political cudgels. There was a time I would

Conservative Buffoon or Liberal Tool: Blueprint for Black Pundits

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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 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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What I’m writing below can apply to a wider set of misfits than the pundits who emerge from the “African-American” community. I understand very well that the status quo loves only those who speak in dog whistles and spread grievances and will not let any rational person who can speak to our common humanity anywhere near the megaphone that is our mainstream media. But I’ve noticed a trait that is possessed by “black” blowhards that

Race Leading Us: Rethinking the Black Lives Matter Movement

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 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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This article is being reposted to continue the dialogue and further a much needed dialogue about race in America and beyond. Yesterday’s repost about ” White Privilege” (read the Absurdity of Saying White Privilege) has gone viral and this is a continuation of that dialogue. Join in the dialogue and further the conversation by using #InclusiveJustice to amplify the message of this article. Those who come around pretending to care about you don’t always have

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