May 31, 2021 Updated: May 31, 2021

My ears are overflowing with the improper use of the word “woke” from all sides. If we continue to use this word in its slang context, we are validating its place in society and the philosophy that follows.

We have a duty to stop unconsciously legitimizing an ideology that sows hate, deceit, and inaccuracies—particularly one with such dire consequences for America.

Choose carefully, my friends.

Dea Bridge