What is meaning of term’ Woke’?

The word ‘woke’ is not just the past participle of wake, It is also a slang term representing an embrace of progressive activism. The Merriam-Webster added the word to its dictionary in 2017 defining it as being aware of and actively attentive to important societal issues (especially those of racial and social justice). The phrase’ woke’ or to ‘stay woke’ was first used by the African Americans. Though the word had been in use in the US throughout the early 2000s, it was not before the Black Lives Matter movement that woke became popular in the U.K.

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