A former MSNBC host and contributor claimed Wednesday that the term “woke” is comparable to the n-word.
“At this point woke is a slur,” Touré Neblett, a journalist who co-hosted the MSNBC show “The Cycle,” tweeted. “The way the right uses it is an undercover way of saying “those people,” or “non-white people.” It’s a polite way of saying the n-word but in this case the n-word includes Blacks, LGBTQ folks, and other marginalized groups.”
The way the right uses "woke" it is a slur. A sneaky dog whistle way of saying the n-word. But bravo to you for perpetuating white supremacy. https://t.co/ulzlaM5IPn— Touré (@Toure) March 15, 2023