The term “Karen,” a pejorative slang term for an alleged obnoxious, angry, entitled, and perceived racist white woman who uses inherent privilege to get their way or police other people's behaviors, became the most notorious watchword of 2020. It is now 2022, and the term “Karen” is officially a part of our lexicon with no sign of leaving anytime soon. Dr. Phil speaks with Ambrosia, who says she was falsely accused of being a “Karen” when she refused to wear a mask and claimed a UPS store was her place of residence because she had packages delivered there. How did her life change after a video of her went viral? Can good people who do not have any ill intent be racist? Can a person be a “Karen” and not even know it? The controversial documentary Deconstructing Karen has been at the forefront of this issue. The film follows “Race2Dinner” co-founders and co-authors of 'White Women: Everything You Already Know About Your Own Racism and How To Do Better," Regina Jackson and Saira Rao, who say they challenge white women who say they are not racist to see their innate racism and use the newfound realization to help fight systemic racism in America. Director Patty Ivins-Specht also explains what she learned from working on the documentary. Then, educator Toni says she is sick and tired of the “Karen” trend and it is wrong to label all white women as racists. And, life coach and author of One Decision, Mike Bayer, joins the conversation with his thoughts on choices people make, and alternative behavioral options to being “Karen-ish”. This is a thought-provoking episode you won’t want to miss.

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