From a Meme to a Social Critique: Who Is “Karen”?

Prefaced by the “can I speak to the manager” meme which first emerged in 2014, the “Karen” trope has since stepped in and taken social media by storm as evidenced by the crowds of online pages dedicated to it, such as the r/F—YouKaren subreddit which has garnered more than 881,000 members since its conception in…

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The Divisiveness Behind the Model Minority Myth 

The idea that South and East Asians achieve a higher socioeconomic success because of their “two-parent households” and “strong emphasis on education” only serves as a poorly veiled jab at the systematic inequality disadvantaging black people from navigating the same system. We are lifted up by a system that intentionally pushes down our black friends, coworkers, and neighbours.

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