This week we saw a resurgence of the term ‘woke’ and we think many could do with a reminder of its definition…
Adjective INFORMAL alert to injustice in society, especially racism.
Being ‘woke’ has somehow become charged with negativity and hurled at genuine attempts to advance equality in our society.
To accuse something or someone of being 'woke' exposes more about that person’s regressive world view than anything else. Being vocal against 'wokeness' is at best coming from an uninformed, privileged position and at worst plain discrimination.