Kim Kardashian Writes Passionate Pledge To Help End Racism
By Zach Seemayer
Kim Kardashian is crediting her baby daughter North West with showing her the importance of fighting against bigotry.
"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," Kardashian wrote Wednesday in a blog post titled On My Mind.
The 33-year-old Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, who's engaged to 36-year-old rapper Kanye West, admits that, prior to being a mom, racism and discrimination were problems that weren't of a concern to her. "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. ...I realize that racism and discrimination are still alive, and just as hateful and deadly as they ever have been…"
Kardashian adds that she feels she has an opportunity to make a difference, not just for herself but for her daughter and future generations. "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 writes.
Kardashian continues, "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."
Following her passionate blog post, Kardashian showed up at the USC Shoah Foundation's 20th Anniversary Gala in Century City, Calif. on Wednesday night. President Barack Obama was also in attendance. She said of the event (via Instagram): "Honored to be at the USC SHOAH Foundation event to support Armenian genocide testimonies. I'm sitting next to the most inspiring 100 year old Armenian genocide survivor."
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