We here in America are used it meaning being awake in the past. (or something like that.) But, in other countries it can mean something else:
In this case, “Woke” is short for “Stay Woke.”
Conservatives have talked about being “woke” as if it were a bad thing. They have made it a campaign issue, of all the things to waste time and money on. It’s crazy!
Woke (/?wo?k/ WOHK) is an adjective derived from African-American Vernacular English (AAVE) meaning “alert to racial prejudice and discrimination”. Beginning in the 2010s, it came to encompass a broader awareness of social inequalities such as sexism, and has also been used as shorthand for American Left ideas involving identity politics and social justice, such as the notion of white privilege and slavery reparations for African Americans. (I encourage you to read this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woke)
But, for those who don’t trust Wikipedia here are a couple more links:
Don’t read this one unless you can handle the f* word:
There is absolutely nothing wrong with having a progressive agenda. Progressives have had a strong influence on where this country has come from. Without them, there would be no daycare, no women’s shelters, no birth control, no social security, and no help for the poor other than private institutions that can require you join their church or profess love of whatever it is they love.
I consider myself progressive anymore. I’m not even sure I fit in the democratic side of things (I’m talking party, not government). I think I fit more with Bernie Sanders and that group than anyone. Though I’d vote democrate before I’d see trump in office again. LOL. I’ve been called woke, as if it was a dirty name. The person had a look on his face as if I were the dirtiest person alive.
I know better. I’m proud to be woke. They can take their distaste and shove it.