Before There Were Karen’s There Were Stephen’s

Do You Know Any in Your Life?

William Spivey
AfroSapiophile
Published in
8 min readJun 9, 2024

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“As a slave of the LeQuint Dickey Mining Company; henceforth until the day you die, all day, every day, you’ll be swingin’ a sledgehammer, turnin’ big rocks into little rocks! Now; when you get there, they will take your name away, give you a number and a sledgehammer, and say, “Get to work!” One word of sass, they cuts out your tongue! And they good at it, too. You won’t bleed out! Oh, they does that real good! They gonna work ya; all day, every day, ’til ya back give out! Then; they gonna hit ya in the head with a hammer, throw ya ass down the n***a hole, and THAT will be the story of you, Django!” — Stephen Warren.

Karen’s have gotten a bad name recently, and deservedly so. Karen’s are generally privileged white women who take offense at people of color inhabiting their space. They make false claims to have them removed, often by the police. Say what you will about Karen’s, but they are usually only concerned with personal grievances. If you aren’t offending them, they don’t care about you. Not that Karen’s can’t be dangerous. When they falsely accuse Black people of rape or assault, the result can be an Emmett Till, Black Wall Street, Rosewood Massacre, the Groveland Four, or the Scottsboro Boys. White women’s lies have destroyed whole communities, but they usually stem from something…

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