Two years ago, the world was a slightly different place, and by "a slightly different place" I mean it was on fire. Sometimes literally. Socio-politically, and most prominently, were the protests against racial inequality and police brutality, specifically the increasingly frequent murders of Black people during arrests or the service of warrants. It was … a lot, especially with a full-on pandemic happening in the foreground. And sure, now there's less COVID, and most of the literal fires are out -- which is something -- but the real work is far from finished. In fact, fighting for something that matters has never been harder, especially with everyone trying to ride the activism wave to a place that turns their social media platforms into equal parts status and profit. Which brings me to this new season of Hulu's original series Woke, in which Keef Knight, the cartoonist turned police brutality victim turned reluctant-then-not-so-reluctant activist at its center, finds out exactly how tricky the social justice world is to navigate.
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