By: Marvin McCoy
I stand corrected maybe Karen Bass or Karens, in general, aren’t so bad after all.
I know it may sound funny but in the way we reimagine policing aren’t we as a Country, and as a society, should just for a second reimagine the negative image, angst, or anxiety that is associated with the name Karen, particularly within the last decade?
I beg you and your readers to think about it when was the last time you referred to an unreasonable person’s behavior as acting like a “Karen”?
I mean if you really think about it Karen Bass, as in all Karens of the world so to speak, are for the lack of a better term a conundrum, an enigma and one could even argue a necessary evil in a cruel world in a D.C. universe comics type of way.
Now am I suggesting Karen Bass and or all Karens are altogether villains?
Update: NO offer of housing. They moved across the street! @ChrysalisSoCal is on scene to CLEAN the site, not house anyone. https://t.co/CEYe3yqteN pic.twitter.com/41CeGu2qXZ— 2UrbanGirls (@2UrbanGirls) January 10, 2023
I guess with the recent bad acts and seemingly irrational, antisocial behavior that’s been displayed for public consumption and scrutiny on social media I think we all cringe a little whenever we hear the name Karen because usually we’ve all had an unpleasant and uncomfortable encounter with a Karen and if history serves us correct Karen Bass will disappoint those who stood side by side with her not only in her pursuit of becoming the first Black female mayor of Los Angeles but those who seemingly launched her improbable atmospheric rise from the notoriously gritty South Central Los Angeles.
With that being said although one shouldn’t dismiss Mayor Bass’ leadership not only in Los Angeles or countywide when it comes to homelessness, one shouldn’t forget that she had her own USC scandal that could have easily derailed her pursuit for Mayor and quietly as kept almost did.
So are Karen’s the necessary evils of this wicked world?
Maybe so because although Karen Bass enters office with skeletons of her own, under the same cloud of suspicion and auspicious behavior of that of Mark Ridley-Thomas, it’s her leadership on homelessness that begs to argue that maybe her other sins, although grand, can be forgiven if she continues to lead with wisdom and grace in finally addressing the homeless crisis that is affecting over 69,000 people and counting.
With that being said, I want to remind your readers to volunteer for the next countywide homeless count that takes place on Jan. 25.
Join us for the Greater LA Homeless Count, taking place Jan. 25, 2023. By following COVID guidelines, participating is safe + easy. Do your part to help end homelessness – because everyone counts, no matter where they live.— Inglewood Police (@Inglewood_PD) January 10, 2023
Sign-up: https://t.co/icFbzQ31H5#theycountwillyou https://t.co/f0yKpxbLz2