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The Democratic Strategist

Political Strategy for a Permanent Democratic Majority

The Sociological Roots of Today’s “Woke/Social Justice” Consciousness and Why Arguing About It Won’t Change People’s Minds

By Andrew Levison

There is a widespread frustration among many Democratic political strategists today about the attitude of “woke/social justice” activists who flatly reject the value of seeking to win any greater white working class/rural support and dismiss the possibility that such efforts might ever be successful. In response, since 2016 there have been a wide range of articles and commentaries that have tried to sympathetically explain the attitudes of white working class and rural voters and to argue for why activists from the progressive wing of the party should try to better understand and sympathize with their outlook and concerns.

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