Episode 61: STRONG BO$$ BITCHES: Who are These People?

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Welcome to my new series, Strong Boss Bitches with Monica Morton, a private detective, crime expert for a true crime TV series, and a life coach. Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be talking about how to be your best and baddest strong boss bitch self.


Disclaimer: Today’s conversation is not meant to disparage or demean anyone named Karen. That name just so happens to be associated with horrid things being done by white women. We don’t necessarily want to propel the “Karen” trend, but the problem is real, and we do need to discuss this topic.

Who are these people? You know the ones. Practicing intentional, blatant, and aggressive racism. Out in the open. In the past few years, they’ve come to be known as “Karens,” white women who feel entitled to their perception of white superiority. Let’s be clear that white men exhibit this behavior, too, though there isn’t a trending name to give them.

Openly racist behavior is at an all-time high. White people believe that this country is theirs, and that everyone else wants to take it away from them. Their rights, their religion, their ability to make money, their freedom. They feel their very existence is being threatened. In today’s episode, Monica and I are discussing why white people think it’s okay to be disrespectful to people of color, how someone in a position of power can embolden people to be more openly racist, and why white people need to be held accountable for bigoted actions.

Fellow white people: The takeaway here is that we have to be actively anti-racist. Speak up. Nothing changes if we don’t stand up for justice and call out racism when we see it. And if you’re practicing racism, you too can make a shift. We have to do better. Let’s change the narrative.


What’s in this episode:

  • The anger and fear that white people feel about “others”

  • The hidden “for a black person” connotation spoken by many white people

  • The importance of accountability and honest conversations

  • How the media and people in positions of power promote fear-mongering

  • Real stories about how white people disrespect people of color

  • Why we need to believe other people’s experiences that are not our own

  • How easy it really is to treat others how you want to be treated



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