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Too much of 'wokeism' can become too much of a good thing

Being woke, or socially conscious of injustice, is a good thing. But there is nothing to be gained from hyper-vigilantly policing other people’s words and thoughts, waiting to pounce on their ‘mistakes’.

Excessive adherence to woke concepts can have rather more serious consequences, the writer says.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

The "woke" movement seems to be gaining traction among the young people of Singapore today, judging from social media comments.

This should be a matter of some concern for everyone, whether or not you identify as woke, or socially aware, and even if you have no opinion on "wokeism" whatsoever.

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