As Karens across the country continue to be exposed, things are getting more violent, considering Black people’s tolerance for racists is at an all-time low.
One video, in particular, went viral on Thursday showing an unidentified white woman in Sacramento calling a Black woman the N-word. The woman, who is now known as “Convenience Store Karen” or “Sacramento Karen,” got into a heated argument with the unidentified Black woman and things clearly escalated.
It’s not clear what started the argument, however, the white woman insisted that she only said “excuse me” in an altercation. However, the Black woman said that she said “excuse me” as well and the white woman got “hella rude” with her. “All I did was walk past you and you start talking about your Black husband. I don’t give a f*ck about your Black husband” the Black woman appears to yell, although the audio isn’t crystal clear. “Just because you suck Black d*ck don’t mean you’re not a racist,” the Black woman appears to add.
This is when the white woman calls her the N-word.
“You can call me a n*gger all you f*cking want to, Ima beat your motherf*cking ass in this store,” responded the Black woman while throwing an unidentified store item at Karen.
“Watch your f*cking mouth,” the Black woman continues before challenging the white woman to call her the N-word again. This is when the white woman tries her luck and says the word once again.
The Black woman then proceeds to punch Karen before the first video ends.
Then, a second video uploaded to social media reveals the white woman ends up on the ground pleading, “somebody call the police,” before the Black woman gets another punch in. Meanwhile, the Black woman says “you better let me go” as it appears the white woman has her hand grasped onto the Black woman. The video ends with the white woman letting the Black woman go and the Black woman proceeds to leave. Before she exits, she says, “I come in this b*tch all the time, b*tch. I’m the right one.” Then, the white woman pleads again, “call 911” to which the Black woman responds, “call 911 and tell them.”
Watch both videos below.
According to TMZ, the Black woman’s husband said that she was arrested for the assault on social media. However, according to the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department, when cops arrived to the scene the white woman who was beaten up was treated by medical works for minor injuries while the Black woman was gone.At first, the white woman said she didn’t want to file a complaint, according to the Sheriff’s Department. However, the next day she seemed to change her mind and she contacted the police to file a report.The Sheriff’s Office said that no suspect has been identified, charged or arrested, despite the Black woman’s husband claiming she was apprehended.
Wow! This woman made baseless claims against @keyonharrold and his 14yo son at @arlohotels Arlo SoHo — then assaulted them, scratching Keyon & tackling his boy. Worse, the hotel manager defended & empowered her actions, and refused to apologize after her claims were proven wrong! pic.twitter.com/LqHboiAEd6
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A white couple call the police on me, a person of color, for stencilling a #BLM chalk message on my own front retaining wall. “Karen” lies and says she knows that I don’t live in my own house, because she knows the person who lives here. #blacklivesmatterpic.twitter.com/rOpHvKVwgP
Continue reading ‘Karens’ Gone Wild: Videos Show Privileged White Women Can’t Stop Trying To Police Black People
'Karens' Gone Wild: Videos Show Privileged White Women Can't Stop Trying To Police Black People
[caption id="attachment_4116556" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Stephanie Denaro, an unabashed N-word user who will be forever known as "Bagel Karen." | Source: Reddit / r/PublicFreakout[/caption]
UPDATED: 12:00 p.m. ET, July 13, 2021 --
While they never really went anywhere, Karens and their Karening -- white women amplifying and weaponizing their privileges when it comes to exerting their purported moral authorities -- are apparently making a serious comeback.
The pandemic seemed to bring them out in hordes before the unfortunate phenomenon died down, but now they're coming back with a major vengeance.
But one constant throughout it all has been how Karens keep getting immortalized on the viral videos in which they and their racism are unwittingly starring.
The latest proof of that truth came in the familiar setting of retail, where it seems that Karens have become increasingly emboldened.
Twitter star Chris Evans on Monday tweeted three separate videos of a white woman (let's just call her Karen, shall we?) feigning fear of a Black woman when the white woman was the aggressor. What is known, however, is that the Black woman started recording with her phone sooner than Karen anticipated -- as she was charging angrily at the Black woman -- prompting Karen to stop in her tracks and take another tack: activating Karen mode.
After Karen unsuccessfully tried to grab the phone out of the Black woman's hands, she pretended to be the victim, trying to appeal to the other white women in the store for help. A couple of white women even try to oblige, apparently feeling pity for their fellow Karen and telling the Black woman to leave the original Karen alone.
Throughout it all, store security is scarce and Karen is putting on a show for the ages, complete with the histrionics of a fake fainting spell and another episode of her legs convulsing while Karen is laid out on the store's floor pretending to fear for her life. Meanwhile, the Black woman never touched Karen once.
Watch the videos below.
With the proliferation of all the Karens, it can be hard to keep track of them, especially amid ongoing protests against the very racism that they represent.
And if you thought Karens could only be women, get your sexist mind out of the racial gutter. There have been a growing number of instances of white men unknowingly vying against their female counterparts (though there doesn't seem to be anything more irresistible to police officers than a white woman's tears, but we digress...) to one-up each other's irrational anti-Black racism.
Those folks have been Christened as "Karen's Husband." We met one earlier when a white man decided to call the cops on protestors because they were allegedly “honking horns” near his home. In peak white entitlement fashion, he tried to use his service in the military as a reason why he has the authority to make demands.
In another video, a group of Black entrepreneurs described being racially profiled by a white man in a Minnesota building where they rent office space.
Previously, one notorious Karen had an unwanted moment of international attention when a woman named Amy Cooper claimed to be deathly afraid of a Black man because he asked her to put her dog on a leash in New York City's Central Park where bird-watching is popular. Oh, and because it is against the rules to have dogs off leashes in the public park. It was one of the more egregious instances of Karen trying to police a Black person under flagrantly racist pretenses.
[caption id="attachment_3948076" align="alignnone" width="930"] Source: @melodyMcooper / Twitter[/caption]
The incident unfolded early on the 2020 Memorial Day holiday after Christian Cooper (obviously, no relation) spotted Karen's dog off the leash in a part of Central Park called the Ramble. The video begins directly afterward and shows Karen, clearly embarrassed at being rightfully called out, reacting mercilessly on both human and canine levels, fumbling to put the leash on her dog while scrambling to call police at the same time. In doing so, she appeared to be choking, lifting and dragging her dog by the leash.
Karen can be seen and heard repeating in a shaky voice on her phone that "there's an African American man threatening my life." Christian Cooper's video, of course, showed that the only apparent threat came when Karen moved aggressively toward him despite his pleas for her to stop advancing in his direction.
Watch the video below.
Prior to that madness, a social media debate broke out over the racial connotation behind the name Karen, with white women claiming it was the "N-word for white women."
But not all of these videos have a racial undertone to them, either. Many of the so-called Karens show just as much negative energy toward their fellow white folks as they do to Black people. The underlying theme each time remains the same -- how dare anybody go against what Karen says?
That privileged attitude, however, has not prevailed as it used to not so long ago when an earlier incarnation of the Karens -- BBQ Becky -- dominated the news cycle by calling the police on Black people who were somehow exhibiting threatening behavior by participating in everyday activities that included but were definitely not limited to having a cookout, selling Girl Scout cookies and studying in a university library.
[caption id="attachment_3799341" align="alignnone" width="960"] Source: YouTube[/caption]
Karens were already rising to infamy before the coronavirus pandemic set in. But as the COVID-19 crisis has continued, so have the Karens, undeterred in getting their points across.
From questioning why a Black police officer was "breaking into" his own home to assaulting workers at a Red Lobster restaurant who were only enforcing social distancing guidelines to finding a UPS worker "suspicious" for delivering packages to threatening pharmacy employees, the coronavirus has emboldened Karens across the world.
Another hallmark of the Karen videos is the decided absence of police violence. In one video, a Karen is joined by a throng of other Karens at a playground, one of the many places initially ruled off-limits during the pandemic. The video opens with a police officer politely and patiently asking the lead Karen to kindly leave since playgrounds were closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, especially among the young. But the head Karen in charge had other ideas and decided to mouth off to the cop, who gave her multiple chances to leave before he finally arrested her. We shudder to think of the police treatment a Black person would have received for exhibiting the same behavior.
That came after a male Karen blocked a Black delivery driver from leaving a gated community and called the police over the same kind of misguided suspicions that white folks have been known to have when they see Black and brown skin.
For the full Karen experience of living life feeling like there are no consequences and repercussions for one's own actions, scroll down for a hearty dose of Karens' reality as documented in the growing number of videos below.