Leave it to a “Karen” to launch into a racist rant at a pro-police rally.
This past weekend, a pro-police rally took place in Montpelier, Vermont. A group of Black Lives Matter counter-protesters also appeared at the rally, which spurred several into showing their true selves.
In a video going viral on Twitter, a man was seen arguing with the protesters. His speech is muffled by his mask and the competing sounds in the video.
Then a woman, nicknamed “Karen,” rushed forward without a mask or any sense of restraint. She can be heard loud and clear.
The woman yelled at the protesters:
“Black lives don’t matter at all to me! White lives matter!”
“You’ve had everything free, f**king everything. Blacks have been coddled for years.”
“Free college, free everything! Your test scores are higher!”
“Everything! Free college!”
“Free everything, and it’s still not enough and never will be!”
Beyond the camera, a BLM protester responded:
“So you’re saying you’re a White supremacist? That’s what I’m hearing.”
The woman confirmed:
“Black lives don’t f**king matter to me.”
The woman rushes away, and one protester can be heard calling after her:
“Nice to meet you, Karen!”
You can watch the full video here:
Racist woman in Vermont says "Black lives don't matter at all to me, white lives matter" pic.twitter.com/0IKULuRtfq
— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) July 26, 2020
As the video continues to circulate, people shared their distaste of the latest Karen’s behavior.
Her claims also caused a great deal of confusion among Blacks paying off their student loans.
Some cannot believe how deep the hatred runs in Vermont.
These are the deep-rooted manifestations of a woman whose been overshadowed by every strong black woman she’s ever come across.
— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) July 26, 2020
I once lived in Vermont. And several old friends around Addison/Vergennes are very anti-BLM. I don’t remember the racism when I lived there. Of course it was 99% white back then too.
— Stacey 👩🏻🦰 (@YoRosesYo) July 27, 2020
This is shameful. I'm a native Vermonter. I had no idea there were people this hateful back home. I'm disgusted beyond belief. There's a very small percentage of poc in VT, so where do they get this from? Our state lost the most troops in the Civil War per capita. To become this.
— Chalant1965 (@Melissa121965) July 27, 2020
Others are appalled at her beliefs and how widespread they are.
This is what right wing media has been telling white people for years, that POC & immigrants have everything handed to them, that it’s really white people who are oppressed & have no power. It’s easier to believe than the truth
— Rafiel (@RafielResists) July 27, 2020
This utterly non factual and highly offensive view that non-white ppl receive things for free is prevalent among even well educated white ppl with access to facts. Its intent is to incite hatred & violence and should not be considered free speech.
— Jamaal Hussain (@jamhus) July 26, 2020
I sadly know many people that embody this particular Karen. They are always the aggrieved party and things are being taken from THEM. This pathology is rampant among racist white women
— Elle Pea (@muzzleofbeeslp) July 26, 2020
Some POC are questioning when their “free” education is going to be offered.
I went to college for “free”. It was the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis. $0 Tuiton. I owed at least 5 years of Honorable Active Duty service as an officer in the US Marine Corps or Navy after graduation.
I did 6 in the USMC.
My white classmates also paid $0🤷🏿♂️.
— DeMarcus 🛹 (@semperdiced) July 26, 2020
Can black people please confirm that you get free everything, free college, even free inflated test scores? Because this was pretty new news to me.
— Dreams In Green (@dreams_in_green) July 26, 2020
Hook a girl up. Where can I get this "free everything" you speak off? Do I need some sort of licence? I've been eyeing this $20,000,000,000 house so do I just walk into it and call it mine or… pic.twitter.com/a7hEJ6o6NO
— #BLM #BlackLivesMatter (@personfromnope) July 27, 2020
That's kinda like how Native Americans don't pay taxes, and we get paid "just for being Indians". I been waiting for my money for over 50 years, and, the county owes me a LOT for the property taxes I pay every year.
— Cherokee_Witch (@WitchCherokee) July 27, 2020
Others are struggling to find hope for improvement at this point.
Until those generations die, say age 55 and up, we will never be able to effect real change. Many in the lower end of that range are not bigots but so so many are. Until soul ugly people like that creature are dead there will be no peaceful existence.
— Dancy (@KyHellsbelle) July 27, 2020
Yes. Greatest Gen, Boomers & Gen X were less likely to have multi racial classrooms, neighborhoods, etc. Thus the more bigots in those age ranges. Every generation has bigots. Always will. Those born in 85 or later more likely to have grown up…
— Dancy (@KyHellsbelle) July 28, 2020
But a few unfortunately confirmed this Karen behavior appears in every age group.
I’m 58 and i want to live as long as possible so I can keep fighting these people. Those of us boomers who are open minded, curious, and practice compassion and empathy will help! Do not practice ageism against an entire demographic. Growing older isn’t easy in America. No ageism
— Jeanne Bellew (@JeanneBellew) July 28, 2020
I used to think that way until I saw the shocking number of hateful young people out there raised by people like this in areas where this type of thought is common. The answer is education, something we're bad at in this country.
— Elisa Migheli (@ElisaMigheli) July 28, 2020
No matter how progressive an area seems to be, it’s apparent there are always “Karens” or “Kevins” tucked away among the masses.
Social media seems to agree at this point that the best course of action is to continue to point out their bad behaviors in the hopes of improving our overall societal behavior.
Let’s hope it works.