Woke nowadays refers to being aware or well informed in a political or cultural sense, especially regarding issues surrounding marginalized communities - it describes someone who has “woken up” to issues of social injustice. Having or marked by an active awareness of systemic injustices and prejudices, especially those involving the treatment of ethnic, racial, or sexual minorities. Aware of and actively attentive to important societal facts and issues (especially issues of racial and social justice). However many people now interpret woke to be a way to describe people who would rather silence their critics than listen to them. They see the Woke culture as being holier-than-thou and in-your-face. Certainly there are "woke people" who preach too much and need to tone it down, but that doesn't make them wrong. Worse, there are those on the right who see it as a threat. At CPAC, Nikki Haley said, "Wokeness is a virus more dangerous than any pandemic, hands down!" Other quotes: “At its heart, wokeness is divisive, exclusionary, and hateful. It basically gives mean people a shield to be mean and cruel, armored in false virtue.” ― Elon Musk “You know what woke means? It means you’re a loser. Everything woke turns to shit." -- Donald Trump Ron DeSantis has been grabbing national headlines with his relentless attacks on so-called “woke”, especially with his Stop-Woke (Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees) Act, which prohibits educational institutions and businesses from teaching students and employees anything that would cause anyone to “feel guilt, anguish or any form of psychological distress” due to their race, color, sex or national origin. Could it be those who oppose wokeness are afraid of change? Are they unwilling to become more tolerant toward those who are different than them? I know life isn't fair, but shouldn't we try to make it more fair? They don't seem to think so. These people think Black Lives Matter is a terrorist group and wokeism is a disease. Fuck! If you don't want to be woke then go back to sleep!!