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Wokeness: ‘good job, you’ve been awarded 2 virtue points’

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Like ‘politically correct‘ before it, for some ‘wokeness‘ has become a pejorative term … a dig against those who claim ‘consciousness’.

It’s easy to tweet a hashtag, to post a photo or use an emoji to make us feel we’ve done our part.

And it’s fashionable now to declare our self-awareness to the world.

‘You wear your woke badge like a new pair of sneakers’
‘This snowflake generation is so precious’

This short video explores some of the issues and whether they matter.

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