What is wokeness?
Aside from being the past participle of wake, for decades, it meant conscious and aware – but the slang word has come to represent an embrace of progressive activism, as well.
Merriam-Webster added the word to its dictionary in 2017, defining it as, "aware of and actively attentive to important facts and issues (especially issues of racial and social justice)." The Oxford dictionary adopted it the same year, defining it as "originally: well-informed, up-to-date. Now chiefly: alert to racial or social discrimination and injustice."
Progressive activism is basically a push for a socialist/communist agenda. Communist idealogues have hijacked racial and social justice issues in order to promote their ideology and activism to bring down the American republic form of government and capitalism.