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When Essence recently presented "Woke 100 Women," three of the leading organizers of the Women's March — Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour and Carmen Perez — were among the "socially conscious change makers" featured by the magazine. The three also appear in a related short clip explaining what "woke" means. For Tamika Mallory, being woke "is like eyes wide open; everything is clear; you can always see things other people ... just ignore;" for Linda Sarsour, it means "being outraged all the time ... about injustice," while Carmen Perez defines it as "being uncomfortable all the time" and speaking "on behalf of those that can't speak up for themselves."

But apparently, being woke can also mean just ignoring things other people see, and not feeling outraged or uncomfortable when there is a chance to schmooze with Louis Farrakhan.


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