Saturday, March 27, 2021

"Woke?"

 

“WOKE?”

Al Ritter


What exactly does this word mean? In the first place it isn’t even a word. At first I assumed it was merely arrogant millennials claiming that they somehow were a generation with more knowledge than all generations before them. A group that been awakened by their liberal indoctrination of Public School teachers and liberal College professors.

Obviously it is a slang term because there is no definition in accredited dictionaries. I had assumed it was the children of today claiming the moral high ground over the older “Unwoke.” And I was right I suppose to a certain extent.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it like this:

https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/woke-meaning-origin

It originally started in the Black Community as a slang term for being aware

Wikipedia describes it as this:

  Woke (/ˈwoʊk/ WOHK) is a term that refers to a perceived awareness of issues that concern social justice and racial justice.[1] It derives from the African-American Vernacular English expression stay woke.

It seems that these dictionaries are struggling to offer diversity to a word that doesn’t even exist, more importantly caving to an illiterate minority striving to be relevant.

Personally I like the Urban Dictionaries description best…………

woke

Deluded or fake awareness.

 

2 comments:

Unknown said...

I like the Urban description the best....deluded or fake awareness!

Bud S said...

Well said!