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Stay Woke


August 6, 2020

A few years ago, the term “woke” became a popular phrase that was initially used exclusively among Blacks to express a new level of consciousness gained after being aware of the world's actual realities. In the “woke” state of mind, it is the expectation that one would not only claim that they have accepted certain truths, but too then 1) share their level of knowledge with others, and 2) advocate for what they have been awakened to realize.

Since the death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis, MN, there has been a new awakening by many regarding the injust...

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