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Why ‘woke’ doesn’t have the moral high ground

30 April 2023

12:45 PM

30 April 2023

12:45 PM

The much-overused word “woke” — basically meaning “to be at all moments of the day and night conscious of racial and sexual discrimination” — has been remarkably resistant to criticism, reason and even ridicule. Ever since the initial exposure and denunciation of Harvey Weinstein in 2017 — a long-drawn-out prosecution and sentencing only recently concluded — the “wokes” have paraded their righteousness in every corner of society with very little pushback.

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