Don’t Effen Call Me Karen

How Black Algorithms Label Black People

Olivia Meadows


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.

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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.