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Social consciousness is consciousness shared within a society. It can also be defined as social awareness; to be aware of the problems that different societies and communities face on a day-to-day basis; to be conscious of the difficulties and hardships of society. A subject with an acquired social consciousness derives his or her viewpoint from the mainstream culture.
A subject with an awakened social consciousness explores alternatives to the dominant cultural viewpoint.
A subject with an expanded social consciousness strongly identifies with their marginalized group.
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