Uber suspended its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion head, Bo Young Lee, after employees complained that Lee aided in a discussion event titled, “Don’t Call Me Karen.”
“Karen” is a term used against white women and is sometimes considered an anti-white slur.
The event reportedly “triggered” black employees involved in a group called “Black at Uber.”
Reporting from National File:
Copies of Black at Uber messages were obtained by Richard Hanania, the founder of The Center for the Study of Partisanship and Ideology. Hanania posted the messages in a Twitter thread, explaining that “Uber has put its chief DEI officer Bo Young Lee on a leave of absence.” ... In the messages posted by Hanania to Twitter, members of the Black at Uber group even attempted to shame Hispanic Uber employees, for not being outraged enough about the “Don’t Call Me Karen” event.