Don’t Effen Call Me Karen

How Black Algorithms Label Black People

Olivia Meadows

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image courtesy of Stephen Keller

Is there a reason people of color need approval from the Black Delegation of Laws and Rules of the Board to be considered Black?

It’s obvious there’s a standard people of color must follow to maintain their Black Card.

If a person is found guilty of deviating the algorithm of blackness they could find themselves at risk for being labeled Karen or Ken by their peers.

Karen is a term coined by ??? that describes a white woman who is entitled or demanding beyond the scope of what is normal.

It also depicts white women who can’t be trusted and who use their privilege to demand their own way.

What Does “karen” Mean? | Slang by Dictionary.com

Does anyone watch Love and Marriage Huntsville? Then you know exactly where I’m going with this.

In episode 10 season 3, cast member Destiny decides Tiffany’s behavior is not Black enough and refers to her as demonstrating Karen like vibes.

What is it about Tiffany’s behavior that Destiny feels does not meet the criteria for being Black?

My guess, Tiffany thinks outside the box, is openminded and challenges each cast member to exercise their critical thinking skill.

And while Tiffany has been known to overstep boundaries, Karen is obviously not the proper term for her behavior.

image appears courtesy of OWN, Loveandmarriagehuntsville

Some may disagree with this analysis but don’t pretend Black algorithms don’t exist in our society because we know they do.

They exist in language, temperament, likes and dislikes, and even religion.

Here’s three conflicting areas the Black Delegation for Laws and Rules of the Board may see as a problem.

  • A Black person who uses proper English.
  • A person of color who listens to music outside of RNB, Rap and Soul.

Lastly, being Christian and voting Democratic, are the top three problematic areas the Board insists must be maintained to hold a…

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