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Noah Smith on Wokeness

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In the 20th century we outlawed racial discrimination, sexual harassment, etc. But although those legal changes helped a lot, there was a lot of tacit discrimination and quiet sexual harassment that the legal apparatus couldn't root out. Wokeness helped get at those problems.

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In the 20th century we outlawed racial discrimination, sexual harassment, etc. But although those legal changes helped a lot, there was a lot of tacit discrimination and quiet sexual harassment that the legal apparatus couldn't root out. Wokeness helped get at those problems.

Miles Kimball
Miles Kimball is Professor of Economics and Survey Research at the University of Michigan. Politically, Miles is an independent who grew up in an apolitical family. He holds many strong opinions—open to revision in response to cogent arguments—that do not line up neatly with either the Republican or Democratic Party.

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