We need to have a serious talk about how white people need to keep Rosa Parks‘ name out of their mouths.
On Monday, we reported that a melanin-sold-separate lady named Patricia Cornwall became the latest “Karen” to get caught on film showing off her entitlement and unwillingness to be a decent human being. She got arrested for putting her hands on another passenger, a white man, who told her, “Sit down, Karen,” after she refused to take a seat and stop causing a disturbance on a recent Delta flight.
Cornwall got arrested over the incident because white privilege has a significantly slimmer chance of achieving successful weaponization against a fellow white person, but it turns out there’s a bit more to the story as to what preceded the in-flight white-on-white crime incident.
According to the New York Post, Cornwall—who, by the way, was apparently a one-time NFL cheerleader and an actress who played a small role nobody remembers on the show Baywatch—began her Karen tirade when she couldn’t get to her seat after using the restroom because a flight attendant was moving through the aisle with a beverage cart. Now, this, of course, is a regular-degular mild nuisance that happens often to passengers on flights and is usually no big deal—unless you’re a certified Karen, in which case it’s all the excuse you need to start throwing a tantrum.
So, according to a federal criminal complaint filed in Georgia that detailed the disturbance on the Thursday flight from Tampa, Florida, to Atlanta, the flight attendant simply told Cornwall to find a vacant seat until the beverage cart was out of her way, to which Cornwall reportedly replied, “What am I, Rosa Parks?” After that, the white man she got caught on camera taking a swing at reportedly pointed out that she “isn’t black, this isn’t Alabama and this isn’t a bus.”
And that’s how the whole confrontation started, according to the affidavit—a white woman got out of pocket and a white man spared Black people the effort of gathering her right together.
Here’s the thing, white people: YOU ARE NEVER ROSA PARKS!
Earlier this month, we reported on a white anti-masker who wore a red thong on his face while traveling with Southwest Airlines in protest of mandates to wear masks on flights. He, too, compared himself to the civil rights icon who, like all Black civil rights activists, was fighting to have her very humanity recognized—not because she refused to follow rules meant to help protect the public from a health crisis or because she couldn’t wait a few minutes for a cart to be out of her way so she could sit the hell down.
I mean, I get it—white people want to be oppressed so badly and they just aren’t, so they need to pretend to be marginalized by citing relatively mundane inconveniences as instances of discrimination or mistreatment. Apparently, white people have their own version of Jim Crow where instead of being relegated to second class citizenship and being legally confined to a lesser quality of living, they’re mandated to put a mask on their face or wait to be seated just like everyone else; only they don’t want to deal with it and therefore it’s oppression.
Get over yourselves, my Caucasian friends.
Or whatever, just keep the names of Black figures out of your white nonsense.
'Karens' Gone Wild: Videos Show Privileged White Women Can't Stop Trying To Police Black People
1. Residential quota 'Karen'
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Every neighborhood has a Karen. It’s actually required by the Superior Residential Quota System. pic.twitter.com/eWgxQrIUIc 03— Tomthunkit™ (@TomthunkitsMind) September 16, 2021
2. ‘Stay In Your Hood’: Dog Park ‘Karen’
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At the dog park in Brooklyn with my fiancé and this white woman was threatening to call police and told us to “stay in our hood” because she had our dog confused with another dog who had been barking loudly. So, I started recording and she tried to slap the phone out my hand. pic.twitter.com/9MXwMiU3Qb— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) September 26, 2021
3. School Committee ‘Karen’
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4. Tigger flag Karen
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Nosy woman complains about a flag pic.twitter.com/srQk12YmW9— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) August 9, 2021
5. Victoria's Secret Karen
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Karen charges at a black woman and then turns on white woman tears when she realizes she’s being recorded. 1/3 pic.twitter.com/9gzksgorLN— chris evans (@chris_notcapn) July 12, 2021
6. Mailbox Karen
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I wish a Karen would roll up and call herself taking a package from my house because she suspects “something is going on in there.”— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) July 7, 2021
What is wrong with these white women? pic.twitter.com/ROX3zLPcTY
7. Karen goes shopping at Ross
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This happened at a Ross Dress for Less…— Michael Harriot (@michaelharriot) June 13, 2021
Told you. pic.twitter.com/FkSLsgxPUc
8. Karen Defaces Monument To Only Black Member Of Lewis And Clark Expedition8 of 36
9. Judith Ann Black, racist Burger King Whopper KarenSource:Sumter County Sheriff’s Office 9 of 36
10. Stephanie Denaro, AKA "Bagel Karen"
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RACIST Anti-Masker Karen Calls Black Bakery worker B**** Ass N-word for denying service. pic.twitter.com/nRsF95RFmK— Karen (@crazykarens) March 24, 2021
11. Courtside Karen
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PRAY FOR LEBRON pic.twitter.com/Z8oAhl2kqf— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) February 2, 2021
12. Arlo SoHo Karen
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Wow! This woman made baseless claims against @keyonharrold and his 14yo son at @arlohotels Arlo SoHo — then assaulted them, scratching Keyon & tackling his boy. Worse, the hotel manager defended & empowered her actions, and refused to apologize after her claims were proven wrong! pic.twitter.com/LqHboiAEd6— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) December 27, 2020
13. Trader Joe's 'Karen'
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This is a Trader Joe’s today. In Los Angeles. Cases are through the roof in California. Is there any way to reach these people?— Read The Dispossessed by Ursula K. LeGuin (@JoshuaPotash) June 27, 2020
14. 'Karen' the angry neighbor
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hey guys!! this is my new neighbor!! pic.twitter.com/yZxsQD1daS— bailey (@bailey3jenkins) June 27, 2020
15. ‘Karen’ Pulls Gun On Black Woman And Daughter After Chipotle Argument15 of 36
16. Nurse ‘Karen’ Fired
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Caron Jones — that’s Caron with a “K” as in “Karen” 👩🏼⚕️ — also called the Black Lives Matter movement a "ploy" for Black votes before the North Carolina nurse got fired for her racist social media posts.https://t.co/WQn68gNToF— NewsOne (@newsone) July 1, 2020
17. St. Louis 'Karen'17 of 36
18. ‘Karen’s Husband’ Investigated After Calling Cops On Black Men18 of 36
19. Convenience Store ‘Karen’
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It was the I’m the wrong nigga for me 😭 pic.twitter.com/2Rv33NNn2k— HEAVYY ON IT 🗣💕 (@HeavyyCampp) June 25, 2020
20. Nurse ‘Karen’ Loses Her Job For ‘Black Privilege’ Video20 of 36
21. Seattle ‘Karen’ Has A Total Meltdown After Black Driver Records Her ‘White Tears’
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"I HAVE A BLACK HUSBAND!"— NewsOne (@newsone) June 23, 2020
A "Karen" in Seattle identified as Leah completely lost it when Karlos Dillard, a Black man, confronted and recorded her after he says he was the victim of her racist road rage.
The video has gone viral as Karening gets worse.https://t.co/X5ryYpQlhF
22. Officer ‘Karen’ Is Slammed For Crying White Tears Over McDonald’s Wait22 of 36
23. Kroger ‘Karen’ Blocks Black Mother From Pulling Out Of Parking Lot Over ‘Gatorade’23 of 36
24. San Francisco ‘Karen’ Who Called Cops Over ‘BLM’ Art
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A white couple call the police on me, a person of color, for stencilling a #BLM chalk message on my own front retaining wall. “Karen” lies and says she knows that I don’t live in my own house, because she knows the person who lives here. #blacklivesmatter pic.twitter.com/rOpHvKVwgP— James Juanillo (@jaimetoons) June 12, 2020
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26. Karen's husband
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27. Karen's other husband27 of 36
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Question: I get we’re living in stressful times but why do we keep seeing so many white women abusing workers like this? pic.twitter.com/UKfWG631TX— chris evans (@notcapnamerica) May 18, 2020
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Racism rots your brain pic.twitter.com/OuzPmyRN6d— Khary Penebaker (@kharyp) May 17, 2020
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On the next episode of “are white people ok? 👀”.... meet Red Lobster Karen 🦞 pic.twitter.com/ElgRipPyrU— Lives in a Police State. ✊🏽🦺🌈 (@angel_felixv) May 13, 2020
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I can’t believe this is real. This lady went out to video shame everyone who dared to have fun in the sun at the beach and then she yelled at a Trader Joe’s worker over social distancing.— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) May 18, 2020
Karen needs to just stay home and leave the rest of us alone... 🙄🤦🏻♂️pic.twitter.com/QUeZkRSudW
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K*ren: "Arrest me"— Scottie PIPM (@scottiepipm) April 23, 2020
K*ren: 😲 pic.twitter.com/5NJnPsSj8k
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I’m baffled. Just saw this on the news. Woman who drove 1.5 hours to go to the beach with her family complains about other people at the beach who have done the same as her. Does she not see she’s part of the problem #StayAtHomeSaveLives #COVIDIDIOTS pic.twitter.com/iowllyZEk2— Colm McAfee (@mcafee77) May 17, 2020
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‘Rosa Parks?’ Delta ‘Karen’ Compared Herself To Civil Rights Icon Before Mid-Flight Attack, Feds Say was originally published on newsone.com