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Newsweek deputy opinion editor Batya Ungar-Sargon left quite an impression during an appearance on Sunday’s Reliable Sources as she politely went at it with CNN host Brian Stelter over how the “highly affluent, highly educated liberal elites” both in the media and the left generally have weaponized “wokeness” against the “working-class of all races” in America.
They started off the segment with Ungar-Sargon giving a definition to the term “woke,” since it could have any number of meanings given its proliferation on the internet. According to her, “It is woke to be calling for defunding police. It is woke to be saying that merit-based education is somehow white supremacy.”
Ungar-Sargon went on to describe how the media sort of co-opted the term to gin up their readership and viewership, and it was backed up with an analysis of their own works:
The word woke actually comes from sociologists, Brian. It was appropriated after -- originally it was used as black slang in order to refer to things like systemic racism at the state level, again, something that is very important we talk about. But socialists noted something they called “the great awokening.”
And what they're talking about is starting around 2015, and this is something that I'm sure you and your viewers noticed. What we saw is white liberals starting to have more extreme views on race than even people of color, the people of color that they're advocating on behalf of.