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Kim Kardashian writes essay on racism, discrimination and motherhood

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Kim Kardashian writes essay on racism, discrimination and motherhood

(Yahoo!) - With Mother's Day just around the corner, it's only natural that Kim Kardashian has her daughter on her mind — but what she's thinking might surprise you.

 

In a post on her blog, the future Mrs. Kanye West admitted that having a child has given her a greater understanding racism and just how much it still exists in the U.S.

"I never knew how much being a mom would change me," she began. "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 what sparked her shift in focus, exactly? "Recently, I've read and personally experienced some incidents that have sickened me and made me take notice," Kim lamented. "I realize that racism and discrimination are still alive, and just as hateful and deadly as they ever have been."

While she doesn't go into detail about these "incidents," it's safe to assume they're related to her mixed-race daughter and her future husband. A few contenders that come to mind include West's alleged January assault of an 18-year-old man who made racist remarks to Kim, as well as her encounter with comedian Christian Stephan at the Vienna Ball in February when he approached her dressed in blackface, pretending to be Kanye. It's true that Kim has dated men of color before (from Ray J to Reggie Bush to her previous husband, Kris Humphries, whose father is black), but never one as polarizing as West. Perhaps that fact, combined with motherhood, has brought Kim's activist side to light.

"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," she declared.

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