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How “woke” became weaponized in the culture wars

Zavattaro, Staci M. (2022) How “woke” became weaponized in the culture wars. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (28 Mar 2022). Blog Entry.

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The term “woke” has its roots in Black culture but has since been removed from this origin and been co-opted a symbol by those who push back against social justice progress. Staci M. Zavattaro writes that for policymakers and activists to affect change, it is important to understand how the social constructions of “woke” and Critical Race Theory, more specifically, have changed.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2022 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 23 May 2022 12:36
Last Modified: 23 May 2022 12:36

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