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Kim Kardashian Writes Passionate Pledge To Help End Racism and Discrimination

6/17/2014

Reality star Kim Kardashian, who gave birth to her first child in June – daughter North West- and is currently engaged to hip hop superstar Kanye West, often appears on her reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians as someone who is more interested in fashion and her career than in politics or societal concerns. However, Kardashian recently took to her blog to address the major American issue of racism.

In her post, titled On My Mind, the reality starlet wrote a thoughtful and impassioned plea to draw attention to the very serious issue of discrimination, bigotry, racism and hatred that still affects millions in this country every day. And she says the change comes from having her daughter.

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"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…" wrote Kardashian, 33.

She goes on to say that, until recently, racism and bigotry were problems that she didn't really concern herself with.

"…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…"

And she says that she feels that she has an opportunity to make a difference, not just for herself but for her daughter and future generations.

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"… 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. 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…"

It's a powerful message worth reading, which you can find in its entirety on her blog.

It is still to be seen how Kim Kardashian will use her substantial social media and pop culture clout to work towards achieving that brighter future.

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