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

USMagazine, Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 7:39pm (PDT)
  • Kim Kardashian had a lot to get off her chest on Wednesday, May 7.

    First, the reality star took to her Twitter to dispel wedding rumors, stating she and Kanye West are not yet married. 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."

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    Kardashian started off her blog post admitting she "never knew how much being a mom would change" her and how having her daughter, North West, has enabled her to "get to see the world for the first time again, but through someone else’s eyes." One issue the new mom's been able to see new specifically being racism and discrimination.

    "To be honest, before I had North, I never really gave racism or discrimination a lot of thought," she 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."

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    Kardashian, who is set to marry West on May 24 in Paris, went on to say: "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."

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    The mom to West, 11 months, continued by revealing she's going to take 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."

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