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Re: Top or bottom posting; does it really matter? [message #411376 is a reply to message #411350] Wed, 29 September 2021 13:03 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
Charles Richmond is currently offline  Charles Richmond
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On 9/28/2021 6:39 PM, Quadibloc wrote:
> On Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 12:16:20 PM UTC-6, Scott Lurndal wrote:
>
>> The _only_ people I've _ever_ heard (or seen in print) using the
>> term 'woke' have been conservatives using it to denigrate liberals;
>
> I've seen the term "woke" used by people on the liberal side.
>
> What that term means to them when they use it is: someone who
> is genuinely conscious of the lived experiences of disadvantaged
> groups (particularly African-Americans) and of their perception of
> those experiences.
>
> So, if you're "woke", then you "get it" - in rather longer-established
> slang.
>
> Thus, one can be liberal without being "woke", and then one may be
> liable to be well-meaning but still make mistakes that can be seen
> as patronizing, or fail to grasp why certain issues are considered to
> be serious matters.
>
> So there are black Americans who feel that the more white
> Americans become "woke", and the sooner it happens, the better.
>

Has anyone considered putting on their fire-proof suits and moving this
thread to "alt.flamewar"??? :-) Some of this is starting to singe my
computer screen! ;-)

Of course if folks want to continue this "discussion" here, that's good
too. At least these posts beat having *no* one posting to
alt.computers.folklore. :-) I hope...


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