Then what specifically, would you call a black woman doing the exact same thing?…. I don’t call anyone a Karen, I simply understand the implied use. Much like all the other slang and foul language 99% of our country uses daily.It specifically denotes white women exhibiting they’re white privilege. A Chad or Brad is the male equivalent and the terms were coined by blacks and self hating, trashy whites to show their disdain for successful white people. Of course it’s now been adopted by everybody.