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“I want my children to grow up knowing that their lives matter” – Kim Kardashian adds her Voice to #BlackLivesMatter

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Kim Kardashian is opening up about her thoughts on the recent police brutality shootings and why she wants her kids North and Saint to grow up knowing that their lives matter.

The 35-year-old reality star expressed herself on her website.

She wrote:

“This week we watched Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, two innocent black men, get senselessly murdered by police officers. Like a lot of you guys, I watched the videos, and was appalled and completely heartbroken. I was left speechless, angry and numb. I want my children to grow up knowing that their lives matter. I do not ever want to have to teach my son to be scared of the police, or tell him that he has to watch his back because the people we are told to trust—the people who ‘protect and serve’—may not be protecting and serving him because of the color of his skin. The last thing we need is to fuel anger with more hate or violence, especially toward the many incredible police officers who risk their lives every single day to protect our families and communities. We must peacefully use the power of our voices and the strength of our numbers to demand changes in the judicial system so that brutality doesn’t ever go unpunished. It is our responsibility as Americans and as parents to create a safe future for our children. We must do something NOW. We must speak up until we are heard and real, effective changes are made. Alton SterlingPhilando CastileTrayvon MartinMike BrownEric GarnerFreddie GrayTamir RiceSandra BlandSean Bell … and unfortunately so many more.”

She concluded with “Hashtags are not enough. This must end now.”

17 Comments

  1. Tosin

    July 8, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    ” I do not ever want to have to teach my son to be scared of the police ” – don’t worry, their daddy will. since you don’t know what is good for them. 😀

    • Naijatalk

      July 8, 2016 at 11:57 pm

      Lol Tosin I just love your comments. This lady right here’s who had to be called out by Kelly Rowland, shallow and conceited personified.

  2. Nigeria Business Review

    July 8, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    I guess she has to support since her children are half black.
    Guys feel free to send in ur reviews of Nigerian businesses and customer experience. Thanks.

    • Celeste

      July 9, 2016 at 12:57 am

      Please which one is half black again? HER KIDS ARE BLACK BECAUSE THEIR DAD IS BLACK

    • Frida

      July 9, 2016 at 4:16 pm

      This comment right here is the problem with the USA. The stupid one drop rule. Her kids are HALF BLACK whether you like it or not because they have only one black parent. Making a biracial person deny the other half of their existence bcos of some stupid rule (that totally negates genetics and had all its roots in the slave era) is totally unacceptable.

    • Tiana

      July 9, 2016 at 9:20 pm

      Thank you Frida… when I make this point.. people get offended.. you can not deny the genes of the other parent.. one drop rule was used during the slave days so the mixed kids had no right to claim land etc.. I wonder if they apply the same to Italian and Chinese mix.. do we say they are Italian because of one drop rule.. I wish people will think first..

  3. jennie

    July 9, 2016 at 8:48 am

    Her kids are half black because their mum isn’t black. they have both mum and dad genes. we are talking about genes here .its different from am Ibo cos my dad is ibo despite the fact that my mum us Edo.

  4. Ariere.

    July 9, 2016 at 8:54 am

    Of course, she had to voice her Concerns. She’s a mother of Black Children, who will have to grow up in this world. Her Husband is Black. As long as Her kids don’t have White Skin, they will always be classified as Black. Thats just the way of Society.

    Race is not Genetic. It’s entirely a Social Construct. We all bleed the same color of Blood and have exactly the same kind of Body Organs.

    Racism is a coltivated Habit. No one is born a Racist.

  5. De Duchess

    July 9, 2016 at 9:20 am

    What a dummy!
    Wasn’t she posting half-naked selfies when people were crying out.
    She got called out and wants to be back in the news, pretending to add her voice to the situation.

    Y’all Kim does not care.
    What a media whore!

    • Puzzles

      July 9, 2016 at 9:36 am

      So because she poses half naked selfies, her children’s lives don’t matter???

  6. Puzzles

    July 9, 2016 at 9:37 am

    *posts

  7. nyxx

    July 9, 2016 at 9:38 am

    Are biracial kids/people called blacks? Thought they were called Caucasian.. I really need to know y’all

    • Tosin

      July 9, 2016 at 1:23 pm

      In US racism, half black, quarter black, any excuse and you’re black. It is so ugly and ignorant and pervasive.
      I hope Kim K’s prayer comes true and society changes so much that she doesn’t have to teach her kids…

  8. Anonymous

    July 9, 2016 at 9:57 am

    everyone hates this woman and it’s unfair. Insulted when she doesnt talk, insulted when she talks. Why arent people calling out Heidi Klum who was married to Seal. Isnt she also big? The woman should be left alone abeg. She posts nudes, yes. but she’s a businesswoman with a husband and children. Must she dress to your tastes before we hear word

  9. Prince

    July 9, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Are kids aint Black nah abi she just wan talk.

  10. thatcher

    July 9, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    Her platform is known for unserious things, and is just so hard to take an unserious person for something serious

  11. Setting facts straight. ...

    July 9, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Her kids are bi-racial. …. so that makes em black… if you are not bleached out white then you are black…. both of her kids are… Heidi is no longer married to seal…. Heidi is a super model…not necessarily a super star… its a sad situation… Let’s be sad and not attack other people…. there are good and bad people both on the civilian and law enforcement sides….. know who you are… let the change start from you…. you can not know people but you can know yourself…. prejudice is as a result of conflicting questions….. let pray all the hurts of the past die with this generation. … let our kids not know of how much we hated one another…. and forge into the future we can only dream of right now…..

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