Woke-O-Meter: What's the Big Deal?

Last week my university's BSU discussed the term, "woke." The conversation began by asking everyone to define this term. Responses varied; but generally, the word was defined as: "Being aware of what is going on around you socially." Unfortunately, what began as a positive exercise evolved into a passive-aggressive battle for the title of, "Most Woke" in the room. The Urban Dictionary defines the term, "woke" as: "Being aware of the social and political environments around you regarding all demographics of social-economic standings." I do think being "woke" is important, especially considering the chaotic state of our government, but also as an important piece of self-care for PoC (

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