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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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Intelligence agency term for "psychological operation". A government or corporate-sponsored operation, usually taking the form of a "terrorist attack" or "crazed gunman on a spree", with the intent of panicking the public into demanding more police and laws inhibiting freedom. Psyops are usually carried out by drugging a civilian or group of civilians with aggression-promoting drugs, psyching them up, arming them, and sending them out to commit mayhem. Government-sponsored terrorism. See also blackshirts, conspiracy
Person A: Man, that nutcase Martin Bryant guy shot 35 people in Tasmania!

Person B: No, he wasn't a nutcase, that was just a psyop so the government could have an excuse to ban guns.
by Mystikan April 11, 2006
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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 May 08, 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 12, 2017
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