2020 gifted us the perfect storm to herald the winds of societal change. First, a global pandemic, which was an emergency until it was discovered to be killing primarily Black people. Second, the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, hunted down like a deer by the McMichaels in Georgia. Then on the same day we see Canadian Amy Cooper weaponize whiteness against Harvard Grad Christian Cooper. The straw that broke the camel’s back was watching Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin casually snuff out the life of George Floyd.
EXCLUSIVE: With the current state of the social and cultural landscape, perception of race as well as political climate, the 2020 election is going to be one hell of a ride — and Tonya Pinkins’ (Fear The Walking Dead, Madame Secretary) forthcoming film Red Pill looks to deliver those thrills.
How the ‘Karen Meme’ Confronts the Violent History of White Womanhood
It follows in a long and troubling legacy of white women in the United States weaponizing their victimhood
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Perspective | Who’s the most galling, captivating character on our screens this summer? It’s Karen — and she’s everywhere.
We’ve replaced “Cops” and “Live PD” with a more satisfying streaming saga of comeuppance.
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Woman Who Praised KKK Apologizes, Vows To Never Wave Confederate Flag Again
Kathy Jenkins had yelled “KKK belief” at a Black Lives Matter protest in Missouri and vowed to teach hate to her grandchildren in a video that went viral.
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“You Know What to Do”: Decoding the Grotesque Symbolism of Trump’s Tulsa Rally
Instead of unleashing his inner sulking toddler, the scant attendance in Tulsa inspired the president to deliver one of his most rhetorically violent performances, complete with a grim Election Day threat.
Read in Vanity Fair: https://apple.news/As7gBP6-
BLUEFIELD, WEST VIRGINIA: A father and son, Joseph and Bailey Davidson, were deer hunting yesterday when they were startled by a gnarly creature devouring their fresh kill. Joseph nearly shot the thing when his son, Bailey shouted out,” That thing looks human Pa!”
The creature woman turned around and attacked them. It chased them to their truck, jumped on the roof and hood, smashed in the windshield and they sped off with the creature hanging on.
They swerved toward a tree and knocked it off. They watched it in the rearview window jumping up and down screaming. Bailey said, “It looked like Karen Black in Trilogy of Terror. It looked just like that Zuni Voodoo doll,”