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When one is in a perpetual place of slumber, regarding systematic and idiosyncratic injustice and oppression in regards to race, i.e. the antithesis of being woke. Especially when a person of color can't or refuses to see it.
Tod: Morgan Freeman told Don Lemon that black folks should pull themselves up from their bootstraps, even when they ain't got no boots.

Marcus: You know Morgan has been in the sunken place.
by Raheem Sonje July 17, 2017
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Basically, you are in the sunken place if you are not aware of your rights, or not aware of your value, or you are but society doesn’t let you live that way.
That girl doesn't think that people in her school are prejudiced. Little does she know, their subconscious resistance to her success is a constant drain on her energy, resulting in her looking like she got hit by a bus. She is in the sunken place.
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by happybunny123 June 03, 2018
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When you are surrounding by energy draining white people who marvel in the depletion of your energy.
Every since Tom started hanging around Oscar, he's been in a sunken place.
by coolkicks101 August 22, 2017
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When your significant other has you whipped
Guy1: yo, you coming out tonight?

Guy2: nah bro, I'm kicking it with my girl

Guy1: she still got you in the Sunken Place huh?
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by TheTruth245 May 13, 2017
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