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San Francisco Supervisor Introducing “Caren Act”

Mercury News-

The city of San Francisco is being asked to take a stand against Karens.

Supervisor Shamann Walton introduced on Tuesday the Caution Against Racially Exploitative Non-Emergencies (or CAREN) Act, which would make it illegal to “fabricate false racially biased emergency reports.”

Over the last several weeks, examples of racial profiling have been recorded and made the rounds on social media, including instances of white women alleged to have used the threat of calling police against people of color. Those people who have been accused of such discrimination have been condescendingly labeled as a “Caren” or, more commonly a “Karen.”

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