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As the story goes:
Sitting under a Bohdi tree
The Buddha was approached
And asked who he was: I am he who woke up
Responded the Buddha
Today, would he be accused
Of being woke? That is:
Well informed, up-to-date
Alert to racial or social
Discrimination and injustice
To being aware…
Or, as William Melvin Kelly
So succinctly put it
Way back in 1962: If you're woke, you dig it