California ‘Karen’ goes on racist rant, calls cops on Black woman
Near the full video's end, a witness can be heard opposing the alleged victim's need for an ambulance and any claims she was endangered.
Over the weekend, another “Karen” activated her bigoted fingers to dial 911 and used her racist vocal cords to berate yet another person of color.
On Sunday, a white woman in Los Angeles County’s Manhattan Beach was recorded on its shore’s bike path repeatedly using a condescending tone to call the Black woman recording her an “African” who accosted her, stating, “You Africans are so violent.”
The woman proceeded to call the police, telling authorities the “African-Black” woman attacked her from behind and harmed her environment, so she needed medical attention.
Throughout the recording, the woman was not wearing a mask. Toward the end of the full video, a witness can be heard saying, “No, no, no,” and “Oh, my gosh,” opposing the alleged victim’s need for an ambulance and any claims she was ever endangered.
According to BET, Britt was the Black woman behind the camera enduring the other’s tirade. In the recording, Britt states “Karen” called her the n-word, and she recorded their exchange to have evidence.
“I’m getting her on video so I can say, ‘This is an example’,” said Britt.
Upon learning about the racist experience his sister endured, Brandon Crockett described, on Instagram, how he felt about it. “I’ve had enough of seeing my people being accosted in the middle of their daily activities for quite literally, just being black,” wrote Crockett.
Advancements in modern technology have led to a surge in cellphone-taped videos that have included “Karens” being caught in these shameful acts. California and New York lead the US with the most incidents, The Grio reported.
From January 2018 until July 2020, California was home to 27 of these incidents, and New York had 16, BeenVerified reports.
“The common thread through all these incidents are people making false assumptions based on race or taking advantage of those assumptions to make false claims to authorities,” said Richard Gargan, BeenVerified, a background check company.
These interactions are racially-motivated and reflect the bigoted value structure responsible for perpetuating white privilege and systemic oppression.
Have you subscribed to theGrio’s “Dear Culture” podcast? Download our newest episodes now!