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How would African-American women feel if white women chose a typical African name and used it the way they use "Karen"?

If it is true that, in the USA, black women call white women "Karens", meaning that they are typical white women who act in a white way, then how would black women of the USA feel if white women used a typical African name to designate a black woman who acts in a typically black way? Using an amalgamation of Bantu/Wolof/Grebo/Luo and Wakandan(American black), for illustrative purposes, the name "Shabalaqueetha" will be used.

So, how would African-American women feel if white women said "Oh, she's a typical Shabalaqueetha"?

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  • 1 month ago

    I am an American born Caucasian and in 75 years I have never used,  called or hears black woman calling Caucasian women  "Karen's".  I have no idea what a typical African name would be and have never heard any of the supposed amalgamations used by anyone to refer to a black woman.  I would find either situation highly offensive.

  • I think you will find that they do. Not the name you chose, but others. And White people use Karen nearly as much as Black people do to indicate a person who considers themself White and privileged and are often more like trailer trash (even if they are rich).

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I agree that "Karen" is a racist slur against white women and should be condemned. Of course, blacks only care if they're the victims of racism. They have no problem when blacks are racist towards whites. They're only for their people and always have been and the sooner white people realize that, the better they'll be to handle the black problem.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Shakeesha's and the sha-nay-nays. I've heard these over the years online

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    stop calling white women "Karen." its racist and sexist as hell

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    There's already a name for those women.  Usually it's Rowanda or Lafawnda.

  • 1 month ago

    A "Karen" can be a woman of any race or ethinicity.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I've seen many black women being called Karen.

    I'm happy this is your biggest problem.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I’ve always been amused by LaTreen, but I like yours better.

  • 1 month ago

    "Karen" is a name used in regard to a woman who overreacts to a situation and has control issues, is nosy, and has a sense of entitlement.   It's not used specifically at white women.

    A typical "Karen" often IS a white woman, but the term had been used for women of other races when they are indeed "acting like a Karen"

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