After taking to Twitter yesterday to shoot down a number of wedding rumors, Kim Kardashian wrote a long essay on her blog about raising a mixed-race child in a world where she thinks "discrimination" is "still alive."
To open, Kim admitted that she "never knew how much being a mom would change" her, but having North West has enabled the star to "get to see the world for the first time again, but through someone else’s eyes.
And she hasn't always liked what she has seen.
"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."
What, specifically, has Kim noticed in this ugly regard? She didn't 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," she added.
"I want my daughter growing up in a world where love for one another is the most important thing."
It's a noble thought, one we can't even mock Kardashian for.
Here is how she concluded her latest entry:
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.