10 most woke moments of 2022

Wisconsin Spotlight | Dec. 30, 2022

By Heather Smith, MacIver Institute

MADISON — In a surprise to absolutely no one paying any attention, Wisconsin made the cut for 2022’s ranking of the Top 10 Most Woke States.

While this ranking took into consideration only six criteria for wokeness, we are confident that any expansion of those criteria would only result in Wisconsin rising in the rankings.

Wokeness – defined in the Cambridge English Dictionary as ‘the state of being aware, especially of social problems like racism and inequality’ and by the Urban Dictionary as ‘self-righteousness masquerading as enlightenment’ – is a term that originated in the black community and has been criticized as cultural appropriation, which of course is mostly fine when liberals do it.

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