What does Woke mean?

Awake / Aware of Power Structures - Being "Woke" means you are capable of thinking critically about society

Other definitions of Woke:

  • Opposite of ignorant / bigoted
  • Alert to injustice in society and sensative to racism
  • Informed, Intelligent, empathetic
  • Conscious of one's own privilege and open to discussing power dynamics

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How to use the term Woke:

  • "Politicians have a habit of being dishonest. Stay woke!"

  • "Are you woke to this situation?"

  • "I only date people who are woke."

  • "When did you first start to feel woke?"

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