Douglas Todd: Why being ‘woke’ is not left wing
It’s becoming uncomfortably clear the left wing of the political spectrum in North America today is increasingly divided. It’s also confused.
The old left, which has fought many successful battles for justice for all, especially for economic fairness, is having trouble understanding an emerging movement that also thinks of itself as left-wing.
The new movement goes by many names, which just adds to the bewilderment. It emphasizes empathy for the marginalized, an old left idea, but elevates the concern into a force that is almost unrecognizable to traditional leftists.
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