Woke was preceded by Wide Awake long before Lincoln and the Civil War, as this article below exemplifies. Then as now, bumper sticker slogans could not encapsulate the depth of political positions. But racism and sexism were the undercurrent that fueled the divisiveness that tore our nation apart. Their fear was “buck,” that is male Negroes, who they assumed white women would reject, more so than black women who as subordinate sexual partners–that is unfree, un-legitimized sex objects for white men, were not a threat to the status quo. Their fears came true when white women became as free as men to choose and “mulottoize,” that is diversify the gene pool. Sex brings us all back together in the Garden of Eden.

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