Kim Kardashian Vows to Fight Racism in New Blog
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 05.07.2014
"I’ll stop pretending like this isn’t my problem"...
Kim Kardashian is taking on racism. The reality star, who shot down rumors today that she and Kanye West had gotten quietly married over the weekend, posted a new blog entry online addressing the topic. Kim notes in the blog that she "never knew how much being a mom would change me" and that she hadn't given discrimination a lot of thought before being a monther, but that she has "read and personally experienced some incidents that have sickened me and made me take notice."
She continues on to say that she realizes how alive racism is in the current day and that the first thing she will do is "stop pretending like this isn't my issue or my problem, because it is, it's everyone's." She references Malala Yousufzai, the fourteen year-old blogger in Pakistan who was shot on her school bus by Taliban militants in 2012, along with Trayvon Martin. You can check out the full article 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.