The Heat: U.S. cultural war

The Heat

The term woke is everywhere in public life in the U.S.

What was once a word to describe progressive activism for civil rights is now used derisively by the right to stymie attempts to address racial injustice and gender rights.

So, what is wokeness and why is it so polarizing in the U.S.?

CGTN’s Owen Fairclough reports.

To discuss:

  • Imani M. Cheers is Associate Director of School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University.
  • Douglass Sloan is the Vice President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
  • Jadan Horyn is a writer and political commentator.
  • Jackson Hinkle is a political analyst and host of The Dive.

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