Complete List of Woke Companies (UPDATED September 2023)
Dave Seminara brings you a list of companies that really, really don’t want your business. By all means honor their request.
A couple years ago, I wrote a piece for The Wall Street Journal lamenting how companies I patronize have turned increasingly political and woke. Many speciously echoed Democratic Party claims that Georgia’s recent voting law is racist without specifying how so. Others have been woke for a long time and are becoming more political by the day. I received many dozens of messages—more than I’ve ever received about anything I’ve ever written—and the piece generated nearly 2,000 comments on the WSJ website.
Most of those who wrote me asked if I had a list of woke companies. I did not. So I started an initial list based on ads in The New York Times and the Washington Post, condemning what is really a fictitious assault on democracy and the right to vote. I wrote at the time to defend Georgia’s law and time has proven me correct as minority turnout and turnout overall surged in Georgia’s primaries. Early voting for the general election has set records, and Black voter turnout has been massive. But don’t expect any of the woke corporations or the mainstream media to apologize for their Jim Crow 2.0 slurs.
Then, as other woke companies launched totally bogus attacks on Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law, which the media DISHONESTLY calls “Don’t Say Gay” even though there’s nothing in the law about saying “gay,” my list grew. Other companies made the list for paying their employees to have abortions in other states. Then the list grew and grew as I started researching companies and my dear readers started sending me suggestions. (Keep ’em coming!) If there’s no link below, it means they made the list for protesting election integrity legislation or Florida’s parental rights in education law. There are currently 442 woke companies on my list and I update it all the time!
You may ask what is woke? I think Teresa Mull has an interesting definition in her new book, Woke Proof Your Life.
Woke (noun) : a sociopolitical idealogy characterized by the manipulation of noble goals (such as equity, inclusion, social justice, and environmental stewardship) by tyrannical left-wing zealots for the purpose of controlling and destroying American society.
At this point you must be wondering, are there ANY un-woke businesses left in America? Not many big ones, I can tell you that! But there are plenty of un-woke small businesses and you can find some of them on a new app called Public Square. You should also check out my friend Teresa Mull’s new book Woke Proof Your Life!
In the meantime, contact me if you have suggestions for companies that deserve to be on these lists, and check out my list of non-woke or unwoke businesses. Oh by the way, on the topic of supporting like-minded entrepreneurs, how about checking out my books while you’re here? I appreciate it. Finally, if you’d like to help contribute to the upkeep of this site and this list, you can send tips and contributions to my Venmo, @Dave-Seminara. This site keeps getting hacked, likely by malicious lefties, so any contributions are most welcome as I’m not tech savvy and keep having to pay people to repair my site.