Mack A. Damia
2019-11-05 23:14:14 UTC
"This idea of purity and you're never compromised and you're
politically woke, and all that stuff -- you should get over that
quickly. The world is messy. There are ambiguities. People who do
really good stuff have flaws."
"Politically woke" - recently said by President Obama in a recent
discussion with young people.
"Woke" - being conscious of racial discrimination in society and other
forms of oppression and injustice, being alert to racial or social
discrimination and injustice, along with being aware of what's going
on in the community.
'Woke' is a slang term that is easing into the mainstream from some
varieties of a dialect called African American Vernacular English
"Barack Obama calls out 'cancel culture': "That is not activism,
that's not bringing about change".
"Cancel culture" (don't know if this is an African-American term) -
refers to a mass effort, usually carried out on social media, to call
out prominent people for any alleged wrongdoing and demand that they
lose access to their public platforms.