Cinema got woke in 2017: Cinema got political in 2017, but it's only the beginning
Steve Rose, Thu 21 Dec ‘17
Films such as The Florida Project and Get Out have led the charge in Hollywood (…) The smash-hit horror movie encapsulated our racially charged Black Lives Matter/Colin Kaepernick/Charlottesville moment, but it also sent out a signal to movie studios that “political” and “profitable” were no longer mutually exclusive. It could be the wake-up call for a new era of Hollywood wokeness.
How the NFL got woke
by Kishor Napier-Raman, October 4, 2017
In the summer of 2016 (…) Colin Kaepernick — the scrappy, frustratingly-inconsistent, and gloriously afroed San Francisco 49ers Quarterback — refused to stand for the national anthem before an NFL pre-season game. “I am not going to stand to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of colour,” Kaepernick announced in a post-game interview.
On The Importance Of Being Woke
by Afrin Ahmed | 19 12 2016
Being woke is more than being a political young person, it's more than a hashtag and more than a trend. I first heard the term in 2013, just as I was becoming more politically aware of how my life – as a woman, as a person of colour, as a Muslim and as a queer teenager - differs to other people’s lives. The word woke is not new but it has entered into common usage this year. It’s only a matter of time before the Oxford English Dictionary includes it in their official lexicon
Woke: Being Woke means being aware.. Knowing what’s going on in the community (Relating to Racism and Social Injustice)
The Oxford English Dictionary Just Got 'Woke' | BLAVITYThe term "woke" has been added to the Oxford English Dictionary. The definition of the word, previously used to mean "awake," has adopted an expanded definition meaning "alert to injustice in society, especially racism." https://blavity.com/the-oxford-english-dictio...