Woke is the new Christian Nationalist’s dog whistle

The title of this article includes words that need defining. Woke, as defined by Merriam Webster Dictionary, “is being aware of and actively attentive to important societal facts and issues (especially racial and social justice".

Dictionary.com defines Woke as “having or marked by an active awareness of systemic injustices and prejudices, especially those involving the treatment of ethnic, racial, or sexual minorities”.
Christian Nationalist (CNs or Nationalists) consists of primarily white people who claim the U.S. is a Christian nation and its laws should therefore be rooted in Christian values. In U.S. politics, a “dog whistle is a coded message communicated through words or phrases commonly understood by a particular group of people, but not by others.

The United States strives (albeit unevenly and sometimes hesitantly) for equality; it holds that everyone is equal under the law. Therefore, when people are subjected to discrimination or have their rights threatened, the literal and true meaning of Woke demands people oppose such undemocratic practices. Woke is a concept fully grounded in democracy. 

The title of this article, however, sums up why Woke has become such a controversial concept...

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