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We Oppose Knowledge-based Education

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Wisdom Opportunity Knowledge and Empowerment

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Willfully Omitting Known Evil

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We Overstand Knowledge Evolution

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Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees

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We Organize Knowledge Empowerment

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Wisdom Opportunity Knowledge Empowerment

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Wisdom Optimism Knowledge and Enlightenment

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Woman Of Khrist Eymen

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Women Of Kolour Entertainers

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Women Operating Kingdom Enterprises

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Working On Knowledge Extension

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Watch Only Kiara Everyday

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Weirdly Offensive Kind Emerging

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Welfare Only Kills Enterprise

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Weird Outrageous Killing Erasing

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Wokies Only Kill Entrepreneurship

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Wonderfull Opportunities Create Excitement

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Woke ( 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. The phrase stay woke had emerged in AAVE by the 1930s, in some contexts referring to an awareness of the social and political issues affecting African Americans. The phrase was uttered in a recording by Lead Belly and later by Erykah Badu. Following the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014, the phrase was popularised by Black Lives Matter (BLM) activists seeking to raise awareness about police shootings of African Americans. After seeing use on Black Twitter, the term woke became an Internet meme and was increasingly used by white people, often to signal their support for BLM, which some commentators have criticised as cultural appropriation. Mainly associated with the millennial generation, the term spread internationally and was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2017. The terms woke-washing and woke capitalism were coined to describe companies who signal support for progressive causes as a substitute for genuine change. By 2020, members of the political center and right wing in several Western countries were using the term woke, often in an ironic way, as an insult for various progressive or leftist movements and ideologies perceived as overzealous, performative, or insincere. In turn, some commentators came to consider it an offensive term with negative associations to those who promote political ideas involving identity and race.

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  • WaLes
    Willfully Overlooking Known Evildoing
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  • Keith Moreton
    Keith Moreton
    WOKE possibly means: totalitarian and left wing fascism, but those who constructed this acronym were not good at spelling. KMPM
    LikeReplyReport 62 years ago

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