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Controversial Ideas 2022, 2(1), 10; doi: 10.35995/jci02010010

A Quandary of Wokeness

1 Department of Philosophy, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA;
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Received: 16 Jun 2021 / Revised: 28 Nov 2021 / Accepted: 31 Jan 2022 / Published: 29 Apr 2022
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Being woke, that is, being aware of the appalling injustices borne by many in American society because of certain identities or features and wanting to act to redress these injustices, seems to put one in a quandary: either one can accept a role in the struggle against injustice that seems obviously inefficacious or, if one insists on doing more, one must, it seems, engage in epistemic imperialism, thereby wronging some of those one is endeavoring to help.
Keywords: sexual orientation; race; gender; identity; wokeness; epistemic imperialism
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