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How the idea of 'wokeness' was bludgeoned beyond recognition

Posted on AllSides January 2nd, 2024
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Chelsea Stahl / MSNBC
OPINION

In the year 2023, former President Donald Trump decided he was fed up with the term “woke.” At a rally in June, he said, “I don’t like the term ‘woke,’ because I hear woke, woke, woke. You know it’s like just a term they use, half the people can’t even define it. They don’t know what it is.” It was a striking admission from a demagogue who had long used the term to whip up reactionary fury over a supposed social revolution. Given that Trump doesn’t back away from language because...

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https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/msnbc-opinion/woke-trump-2023-identity-politics-criticism-rcna131193

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