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In reply to the discussion: Don't Call Her 'Karen' [View all]


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12. Agree
Mon Aug 7, 2023, 09:49 AM
Aug 2023

The public has an obligation to get these situations right. And there have been people victimized by false Karen narratives. And I do feel for them.

But know that for every false Karen story, there have been hundreds, if not thousands, of unjust arrests of young black men at the word of a random white person in our history. And they continue to this day. For much of our nation's history, until the age of cellphones really, all white women (or men for that matter) have had to do to have minorities hauled off to jail was to wave their hand. That power has been weilded for a long time, and now we're getting cellphone video occasionally that exposes it. So, yes, this incident is unfortunate and doesn't need to happen, but there are still people all across this country getting arrested for no real reason based on the racial dynamics of their confrontations with others.

All injustice is wrong, this woman was wronged. But, eyes wide open, this type of situation still is rare compared to the injustices regularly faced by minorities in this country.

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