The meaning of ‘woke’ according to the Left and the Right
Wokeness and cancel culture
The term “woke” is a slang term by mostly left liberals. Initially, it means to be socially conscious of Black prejudice.
However, it quickly became a pejorative term after Democrat politicians, mainstream media, and colleges empowered “wokeness” that discriminated against religious conservatives.
Hence, wokeness became synonymous with “cancel culture.”
The beginnings of ‘woke’
Woke is an adjective derived from African-American Vernacular English (AAVE) that means “alert to racism and discrimination.” It emerged in the 1930s and became popular again in 2014 after Black Lives Matter (BLM) used the phrase “stay woke” to protest the shooting of Michael Brown.
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Left Liberal definition of the word woke
On the Left, being woke is generally seen as a positive attribute. “Stay woke” advocates racial justice for marginalized groups, particularly Blacks in America.
Liberals use it to promote social justice and create a more inclusive and diverse society.
Woke in popular culture is often used to describe someone aware of and actively fighting against bigotry, sexism, homophobia, and xenophobia.
Woke and the Black Lives Matter cause became synonymous, but in 2021, wokeism expanded to LGBTQ causes.
Ultimately, woke means to promote social justice and create a more inclusive society that includes Blacks and LGBTQ who they claim are persecuted in America.
Asians never adopted Wokeism except for a few liberal Asian Americans who associate themselves with prejudice against non-whites.
On the contrary, Asians experienced discrimination and prejudice from random Black Lives Matter activists.
From 2020 to 2021, the Asian Pacific group AAPI reported at least 10,000 incidents of hate crimes against Asians from both Whites and Blacks.
Right Conservative definition of the word woke
Woke as pejorative
On the Right, the term woke is often viewed negatively. As pejorative, it is used to mock or criticize political correctness and identity politics advocates.
Conservatives also see wokeness as a Marxist ideology that only seeks its own voice and silence opposing viewpoints.
Tokenism, historical revisionism, and, ultimately, Christian persecution are the outcome of woke culture.