People are using Woke Twitter to fight against entrenched concepts such as racism, sexism and gender stereotyping. They are coming together through a movement known as Woke Twitter. This is a conscious movement that is taking place through Twitter and it uses hashtags to unite millions of people everywhere.
In January of 2016 racial slurs were made about black people. Two popular South African personalities were angry about how the Brighton Beach area was left after black South Africans visited the famous beach. Brighton Beach is located within the coastal city of Durban. It is a popular vacation or holiday spot by many people within the nation and from the UK.
Justin van Vuuren and Penny Sparrow made some harsh comments about black people that were not taken lightly by people on Woke Twitter. Van Vuuren and Sparrow both called the black people of South Africa “little monkeys” in their rant about how they did not like black people messing up their public beaches. The reaction from Woke Twitter was fierce and many blacks rose up to put down the discrimination.
Brenda Wardle is a legal analyst from South Africa. She is a growing media personality and she often comments on the language that organizations and institutions use to promote their racial agenda. Wardle states that many South African people (and people from around the world) are offended by the comments that van Vuuren and Sparrow.
She also states that even though the two apologized for their comments; the damage that they done could not be healed. Woke Twitter wants Sparrow and van Vuuren to both be removed from their positions of influence and their jobs. Wardle agrees with this outcome since it is important for public figures to behave in a responsible way. Many of the average citizens in South African agree that something should be done about these two and their comments.
Woke Twitter is on the rise and people everywhere are joining in this movement. There are organizations that are even using Woke Twitter to help further their own activist agenda. Woke Twitter has become a new form of social activism that is going to impact the world.
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