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Kim Kardashian Reveals Fears of Raising Daughter in a World Where Racism is “Still Alive”

Kim Kardashian clearly had a lot to get off her chest Wednesday, or just had a lot of time on her hands. 

First, the reality star took to Twitter to dispel wedding rumors stating that they are not married yet, they will not be filmed for KUWTK, and her wedding dress has NOT been revealed. 

Then, the 30-year-old posted to her personal blog her feelings about raising a mixed-race child in a world where she feels “racism” and “discrimination” are “still alive.” 

Kim wrote a passionate and well written essay about racism discrimination.

No matter what you think of Kim Kardashian, it’s refreshing to see her step away from her high profile life to reflect on something just a little more important. 

Read the full text below: 

I never knew how much being a mom would change me. It’s amazing how one little person and the love I have for her has brought new meaning to every moment. What once seemed so important, now feels insignificant. It’s like I get to see the world for the first time again, but through someone else’s eyes. It’s a beautiful thing to feel and experience so much more, but with that beauty comes a flip side – seeing through my daughter’s eyes the side of life that isn’t always so pretty.

To be honest, before I had North, I never really gave racism or discrimination a lot of thought. It is obviously a topic that Kanye is passionate about, but I guess it was easier for me to believe that it was someone else’s battle. But recently, I’ve read and personally experienced some incidents that have sickened me and made me take notice. I realize that racism and discrimination are still alive, and just as hateful and deadly as they ever have been.

I feel a responsibility as a mother, a public figure, a human being, to do what I can to make sure that not only my child, but all children, don’t have to grow up in a world where they are judged by the color of their skin, or their gender, or their sexual orientation. I want my daughter growing up in a world where love for one another is the most important thing. So the first step I’m taking is to stop pretending like this isn’t my issue or my problem, because it is, it’s everyone’s… because the California teenager who was harassed and killed by his classmates for being gay, the teenage blogger in Pakistan who was shot on her school bus for speaking out in favor of women’s rights, the boy in Florida who was wrongly accused of committing a crime and ultimately killed because of the color of his skin, they are all someone’s son and someone’s daughter and it is our responsibility to give them a voice and speak out for those who can’t and hopefully in the process, ensure that hate is something our children never have to see.

 

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