A Twitter poll popped up, suggesting that the term “Karen” is “being used as a sexist and racist slur.” It further went on to suggest that “Karen” is the “equivalent of the n-word for white women” and asks should the term be banned on Twitter altogether.
The answer to that question is a straightforward no, and Black Twitter is accurately pointing out the two terms are not equivalent because you can easily write Karen down but not the n-word.
Karen is defined by Urban Dictionary as:
gives raisins to kids on Halloween
love to use snapagram to post her workout selfies
after a long day of talking to managers and driving her kids around, she sits down with her mom friends at book club and drinks lots and LOTS of wine
“LOL! Yes!! I have to Facebook and instasnap it to all my friends to make sure everyone knows to watch out LOL!!!