Reality superstar Kim Kardashian, shared an extremely personal post on her website explaining how having her beautiful baby girl  North West (with hip hop superstar Kanye West) has opened her eyes to the reality of racism and discrimination in the world. She expressed her fears and concerns on raising a mixed race child in a world where racism is “still alive”. I know that a lot of people don’t agree with how Kim became a star and some of her life choices, but there’s no denying the heartfelt words in her recent post!

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Kim starts out 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 continues, “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.”

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(Credit: Annie Leibovitz for VOGUE)

“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.”

Kim finished her post like this, “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.”

 North West

(Ellen DeGeneres Show)

Luke Whitehead

Luke Whitehead

Luke is the founder of Mixed Nation. His dream is to empower, inspire, and embrace Mixed Nation's global community. He's proud of his black & white mix, and strongly believes that people should be able to represent all of who they are. He's a former University of Louisville Cardinal & International professional basketball star. He graduated from U of L with a degree in communications. See more articles by this author >