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Screenshot of Jim Banks and Chaya Raichik at Indiana University event
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Students at Indiana University laughed openly at Chaya Raichik—best known as the woman behind the anti-LGBTQ+ "Libs of TikTok" social media accounts—after she struggled to define the term "wokeness" while speaking alongside Jim Banks, a congressional representative from Indiana.

For the political right, "wokeness" or "wokeism" generally refers to a left-leaning perspective that acknowledges the widespread existence of racism, sexism, and other forms of discrimination in American society.

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