Kim Kardashian West talks about race ‘every day’
Kim Kardashian West talks about race "every single day" in her house.
The ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ star – who has three-year-old daughter North and seven-month-old son Saint with her husband Kanye West – has revealed the family regularly have discussions about their "different backgrounds".
She told Elle.com: "We talk about race in America every single day in our house. The topic really does get broached, somehow, every single day. Kanye’s just really vocal and I definitely know that our kids will grow up having a really good sense of their different backgrounds.
"I know Kanye is so excited to talk to them about how he grew up. As a little kid, they don’t grasp how they might be different from other little kids. They don’t understand color, or background, and that’s why children are so amazing. But as they get older, we plan on talking to them a lot about where they came from. I want them to know their lives matter. I want them to feel safe in this world. Will they? I hope so. But that depends on all of us, doesn’t it?"
The 35-year-old television personality recently penned an emotional essay about her children, admitting she fears they will grow up thinking that "their lives don’t matter".
Writing in response to the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, she shared: "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."