What makes a woman turn woke? Apparently in the case of Robin DiAngelo, the answer is quite simple and uninspiring. And that is the major topic of this video installment of White Fragility Rebuttal. So with that brief summary, without a spoiler alert, I want to lob the question at you. How did the woke people you know become woke? Were they part of the homosexual transvestite agenda? Did they take a college class?
I guess my hypothesis is that the conversion to this religion of Social Justice takes place over far more mundane life events than that of Christianity. I grew up in a Christian household, so my testimony does not contain sex, drugs, or rock and roll, but it does involve me wanting something and realizing that simple acknowledgment of truth was insufficient. To some my story will seem just as mundane, but I highly doubt there are drastic life events surrounding the conversion to woke religion (going away to college does not count). Again this is a hypothesis.
Modernism – the belief that man can achieve his own enlightenment
Postmodernism – the denial of absolute truth in favor of personal experience
Marxism – the social, political, and economic philosophy named after Karl Marx, which examines the effect of capitalism on labor, productivity, and economic development and argues for a worker revolution to overturn capitalism in favor of communism. (Investopedia)
Critical Theory – a social, economic, political philosophy that applies the bourgeoise vs proletariat dynamic in Marxism to every cultural dynamic.
Synonymous: Cultural Marxism
Critical Race Theory – the application of Cultural Marxism as it relates to racial dynamics, disparities, whereby an oppressor vs victim relationship is created among racial or socially-constructed racial lines.
Intersectionality – the navigation of postmodernism where personal experience is given hierarchy depending on the lens of the individual. The more intersections of oppression, according to Critical Theory, an individual has, the clearer the more valuable their experience is.
Social Justice – the remedying of perceived oppressor versus victim dynamics according to Critical Theory
Standpoint Epistemology – the belief that a person is limited in their understanding of Scripture according to their Intersectionality