In an open essay titled “On My Mind” that was posted on her website on Wednesday, Kardashian, 33, opens up about motherhood and her fears of raising her daughter in a world filled with racism.
“To be honest, before I had North, I never really gave racism or discrimination a lot of thought,” writes the reality star. “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 the new mom says 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.”
Writes Kardashian, “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. 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.”