DeSantis Flacks Forced To Define “Woke” In Court – JMG

If you go to the linked article you will see that the lawyer for DeathSantis told the judge

Asked what “woke” means more generally, Newman said “it would be the belief there are systemic injustices in American society and the need to address them.”

Newman added that DeSantis doesn’t believe there are systemic injustices in the U.S. 

Of course he doesn’t.  He thinks things are great, especially for people like him which is white powerful Christian straight cis male.   No problems right.  The fact that he is making that very injustice for blacks, the LGBTQI+, and other minorities.    This is the man who wants to be president, and yet he claims that the government must ban and attack the idea that there are systemic injustices?   I guess that must be what they mean by American exceptionalism?  The right want to indoctrinate the young people of today with the idea that the US is perfect as it is, has never made mistakes, and must never be changed by what other countries do.   Stop looking at the benefits and better life of the public in other advanced countries, remember the US, where profit is king, is #1 and the best.    Hugs

Florida Politics reports:

What does “woke” mean? During the three-day trial this week challenging Gov. Ron DeSantis’ suspension of Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren, attorneys for Warren were able to put that question to aides for DeSantis.

Taryn Fenske, DeSantis’ Communications Director said “woke” was a “slang term for activism, progressive activism” and a general belief in systemic injustices in the country. Ryan Newman, DeSantis’ General Counsel, echoed the part about systemic injustices, specifically regarding the criminal justice system.

Asked what “woke” means more generally, Newman said “it would be the belief there are systemic injustices in American society and the need to address them.”

Read the full article. In speeches, DeSantis often refers to Florida as “the place where woke goes to die.”

Ross • 11 hours ago • edited

To be woke is to:
Be empathetic
Be intelligent
Be open to new ideas
Be able to discern between truth and lies
Be decent
Embrace equality for all

I think these are all good things to aspire to.

And it says everything about Republicans that they scorn these same things.

TrollopeReader Ross • 11 hours ago

basically the basis of a liberal arts education .. liberal in the worldy sense, not the political sense (though that often is synonymous)

Judas Peckerwood • 11 hours ago

In speeches, DeSantis often refers to Florida as “the place where woke goes to die.”

No, it’s where old bigots like my parents and my aunts and uncles and their friends go to die. A “woke” like me will never die there since I have no intention of ever setting foot there again.

Serene Pumpkin Bilderbeck • 11 hours ago • edited

Also, “oddly colored hair.” People who dye their hair green, blue, pink, purple etc. drive them into paroxysms of rage.

jk105 • 11 hours ago

Woke is this decade’s “politically correct”—which means anything conservatives don’t like.

TrollopeReader • 11 hours ago • edited

So, the Northern Abolitionists circa 1830s —-> 1861 were “Woke” !!!

Women’s Suffrage …up to 1920… Woke!

18 year-olds voting .. Woke!!

undoing Prohibtion — Triple Woke!!

Posthumously • 11 hours ago

It’s what Republicans used to call “political correctness”.

ChipSF Posthumously • 11 hours ago

Which used to be called “polite and considerate”

Sam_Handwich Posthumously • 11 hours ago

Yup. Calling out bigotry, privilege and ignorance.

J.Martindale Posthumously • 11 hours ago

Because they feel it necessary to be incorrect: i.e. bigoted, racist, xenophobic.

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