Fandango’s Provocative Question #206

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What does the word “woke” mean to you? Is being “woke” a good thing or a bad thing? Do you consider yourself to be “woke”? Why or why not?

Unlike other four-letter acronyms associated with the social justice movement, the original term woke doesn’t stand for anything: it is literally the past participle of “wake,” as in “to wake up,” and that underpins its basic meaning.
According to Kelly Elizabeth Wright, an experimental sociolinguist and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Michigan, language — and the definition of woke — is ever-changing.
Woke had been extended figuratively to refer to being ‘aware’ or ‘well informed’ in a political or cultural sense

Woke to me means taking anything but white out of our history, at least by the Governor’s standards. I think it is awful and should be acknowledged as such. I heard a newsman say one day that it is prejudice and discrimination and that if people want to truly argue it then the way to do so is to say what it is and have DeSantis and anyone who believes in it say how it is NOT prejudice and discrimination rather than explaining what it supposedly is. What I took from this comment is that people can say it is this or it is that but how do you explain how it is NOT prejudice or NOT discriminatory.

If I understand it at all I am NOT woke at all, even though I am awake! Lol, couldn’t resist. I accept people of every race and color, gender, choice, and whatever. Hate is so disgusting. It is the character of the person that matters. There are good people and bad people of every color, size, sex, and belief but the only way to divide them is whether they are good people or not.

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