Woke will lose its Blackness, it will fade into whiteness–the same whiteness which assumed the term was just misconjugated verb.'Woke' has been added to the Oxford Dictionary. Woke–if you didn’t know this already–originated from African American Vernacular English (AAVE), which is a dialect. Woke is a “Black word” and while some may love that it was added to the dictionary, it feels less like a dialect influencing a language and more like an erasure of its African American origins. Woke, as the Oxford Dictionary now defines it, means "alert to injustice in society, especially racism." The term gained more popularity amongst non-Black people following the increased visibility of police brutality against Black, Indigenous and people of color, and after the Ferguson protests when DeRay McKesson–who often included a “stay woke” within his tweets–launched a platform literally called Stay Woke.
Jesse Williams isn’t the first (and won’t be the last) Black man to date non-Black women. But that’s also not necessarily the point. by Cameron Glover Jesse Williams and the #WokeBae collective: it’s high time that we have a talk. Of course, Jesse
Dear Virgie, Do you have suggestions for engaging with "un-woke" fats? I have tried to bring up FA (fat acceptance) with folks who are still very entrenched in self-loathing, fat phobia and diet culture, and I find myself floundering for ways