On the disputed origins of Woke ideology

Over the weekend, a lot of interest was generated by the following video of James Lindsay at the EU parliament exploring the origins of woke ideology:

Here is a transcript of the talk provided by Gilas:

The definition of Equity – Woke is Maoism with Western characteristics.

Hello. Thank you. I’m glad to be here. I want to address something Tom just said, which is in fact that Woke is supposed to advance equity in Europe, so here’s the definition of equity and see if it sounds like a definition of anything else you’ve ever heard of.

The definition of equity comes from the public administration literature, it was written by a man named George Frederickson and the definition is an administered political economy in which shares are adjusted so that Citizens are made equal. Does that sound like anything you’ve heard of before?

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