stay woke

stay woke

slang To be aware of the need for and committed to social justice. This usage of the term "woke" (particularly in reference to activism against black oppression) is thought to have originated in the mid-20th century US. Primarily heard in US. We can't just protest today and then ignore these issues tomorrow—we have to stay woke.
See also: stay, woke
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Deriving from "stay awake," to stay woke is to keep informed of the shit going on around you in times of turmoil and conflict, specifically on occasions when the media is being filtered.
While all media should be super cautious about LGBT kids's privacy and safety in an age of doxxing and outrageous acts of vitriol (see our Stay Woke section for a recent example), Rebekah wants the world to know it's her in this amazingly, powerful image we fell in love with.
com/to/yernqh) Stay Woke , including high-profile leaders (http://www.
Twitter has been the infrastructure for the Movement for Black Lives," Stay Woke co-founder and Resistance Manual co-creator Samuel Sinyangwe told International Business Times Wednesday.
Stay Woke envisions a sort of living document containing both a centralized database of information and a network of hyper-localized sites that allow activists to know exactly what is happening in their area and easily coordinate messaging and strategy.
Exhausted and at a loss for how to engage authentically as a woke womxn of color, Bianca relied on the legacy and language of a hxrstorical woke womxn of color to stay woke.
To endure and stay woke, womxn of color must acknowledge the contradiction and conundrum of desiring the liberatory potential of critical consciousness while also shouldering the wrath and weight of wokeness.
We take comfort and courage in our community of woke sista scholars to stay woke in this journey.
I think we have to be aware and stay woke, and know what's happening in our society.