Cori Bush: Republican 'anti-wokeness' is really 'anti-Black'

Cori Bush: Republican 'anti-wokeness' is really 'anti-Black'
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 31: Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) speaks to reporters as she arrives for a House Democrat caucus meeting with White House debt negotiators at the U.S. Capitol on May 31, 2023 in Washington, DC. The House is expected to vote on The Fiscal Responsibility Act, legislation negotiated between the White House and House Republicans to raise the debt ceiling until 2025 and avoid a federal default. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images).

United States Representative Cori Bush (D-Missouri) tore into Republicans who exploit the term "woke" to cover up their prejudices.

"When you say, 'I'm anti-woke,' when you talk about wokeness, you're saying, 'I'm anti-Black and I don't want Black people to speak up for themselves. I don't want equality and justice for Black folks. So I say to those that say, wokeness, wokeness, wokeness. We're anti-woke.' This is not wokeness, what we talked about in here, and you should be on the side of folks who are woke because we are saying no more oppression against our community," Bush said.

"So whatever else is being thrown around, unless you are saying, 'I'm racist, white supremacist, and I'm bigoted,' stop talking about wokeness," Bush continued. "And you can't tell me that I'm wrong because I'm from the very movement where this came about. Don't let a fascist tell you what being woke means."

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