Kim Kardashian Pens Post Denouncing Racism


Just days away from her impending nuptials with Kanye West, Kim Kardashian seems to have a lot on her mind and surprisingly it has nothing to do with her wedding.

The reality star wrote a very personal post on her website describing the things she’s experienced since welcoming her adorable daughter, North West, into the world with Kanye West she has realized how much “racism and discrimination are still alive.”

The mother of one begins the post by saying, “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. ”

She goes on to describe her concerns about raising a mixed-race child in a world of racism.

“To be honest, before I had North, I never really gave racism or discrimination a lot of thought,” Kardashian wrote. “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.”

She adds: “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.”

Kanye’s fiancée ends the post by taking a call to action: “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.”

This is far from the press the Kardashian sister usually gets and we applaud her for publicly taking a stand.

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