Until recently, Kim Kardashian never gave racism much thought. Even though the reality star may be “color blind,” she never realized that her daughter might encounter racism and discrimination in the United States someday. Kardashian took to her blog on Wednesday to share her thoughts on the matter in a clip called "On My Mind."
It’s not the type of conversation that one normally associates with a Kardashian. Usually, the Kardashian sisters are known for talking about fashion or some kind of salacious scandal -- not such heavy topics as racism. She said in her blog that stopping racism is something her fiancé, Kanye West, is passionate about, and in the past, she felt that addressing the issue was "someone else's battle." But on Wednesday, her concerns were clear: She wants the world to be a better place for her child.
"To be honest, before I had North, I never really gave racism or discrimination a lot of thought," Kardashian wrote. "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."
Kardashian said she wants to use her status as a public figure to change the negative views that many people have about sexual orientation, race and gender. "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."
She said that her perspective on many things has changed since her daughter came into the world. "What once seemed so important, now feels insignificant."
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