Mar 22, 2023Liked by Jonathan Stray

I've taken to using "woke" to refer specifically to *performative* behaviour lacking actual substance. I'm aware this is a variant usage, but I had the misfortune of working for a company where talking the talk seemed to be required to avoid a bad performance review, but *successful* efforts at increasing e.g. black representation in higher paid roles appeared to be non-existent. (Unsuccessful, well publicized efforts were plentiful.)

I suppose I could use "hypocritical wokeness" to describe this behaviour, however common or uncommon it may be outside of that specific corporation. But "woke" does the job, with either quotation marks or body language to suggest that I'm not intending the original meaning.

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Mar 22, 2023Liked by Nabeel Khan

Woke Made Easy (for Easter):

Q: What is "woke"?

A: Jesus Is Woke

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