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Poisonous Paternalism: Pundits, Politicians and “Black Leaders” Don’t Speak for Us

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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Be careful of people who try to convince you that you are a victim. These people are toxic and poisonous, stay away from them. I write this within the context of “African-Americans” but really this applies to everyone reading this article. There are some in this world who get their fulfillment by kneecapping others with their malicious kindness. The false charity of pseudo-philanthropists and counterfeit charity givers is just as mendacious as the Grand Wizard…

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