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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All ladies should stay woke and be more prayerful.'
Minaj revealed she and the "Stay Woke" rapper initially split on bad terms.
Meek Mill, who was released from prison in April, rapped the song "Stay Woke" on a stage transformed into a street corner, featuring hustlers, children and police officers.
While performing his new song 'Stay Woke' at Sunday night's BET Awards, the rapper wore a T-shirt with the faces of both XXX and Wopo, reported the Hollywood Reporter.
Suddenly, to 'stay woke' has become a competition of sorts, of who knows more about a culture.
Stay Woke. Take Action Now." The video for Street Livin' is posted at www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EC8lBwroOc The song does not feature Fergie.
I was too scared to stay woke and too scared to go to sleep.
The church needs to "stay woke," says Nutt, quoting a phrase common among millennial protesters.
"Stay woke" is a popular call to action these days but too often refers to the injustices that are easily seen.
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.
Tellingly, at the end of the Boomer & Carton show, its producer Al Dukes signs off with the progressive mantra, "Stay woke".
(Author's personal journal, October 1, 2015) 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. Aeriel's agent of wokeness was also a person, but rather than a notable hxrstorical activist as in Bianca's awakening, Aeriel's catalyst was a faculty member.
I think we have to be aware and stay woke, and know what's happening in our society."