Interracial baby makes Kim Kardashian care about racism
Racism is other people's concern until it happens to you, right?
Many a times we choose to ignore racism in society because we think it isn’t our problem… its insignificant to us. Why should one waste their time empathizing with the discrimination others face when they’ve never experienced it? It doesn’t matter to you if its never happened to you, right?
Take Kim Kardashian (Armenian) for instance. Until she started dating Kanye West (Black) and had an interracial child, North, she never really cared much about racism and discrimination. She writes on her blog:
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"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."
"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… I want my daughter growing up in a world where love for one another is the most important thing.
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… ensure that hate is something our children never have to see."
This is hardly new. I believe so many of us share her point of view. But is it ok for us to ignore racism and only take action ONLY when it happens to us? What I am wondering is: with all the blogs and articles flying on the internet about racial discrimination, this is when it's hit her that racism still exists? So is she taking this stand only because her daughter is biracial? What say you?
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