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Veiled Faces of Racism: the Half-Truths Spoken by Establishment Provocateurs

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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Racism is alive and thriving in the 21st century. It did not take the pictures of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam dressed up in a KKK hood or a wearing a black face to understand that one of America’s original sins continues to fester to this day. Our nation is too steeped in social classifications—artificial constructs that were always meant to divide us and incite tribalism—to think that we have arrived at a post-racial age. Opinion…

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