Yesterday, while I was scoping out the social media feeds of the celeb moms I post about here on the blog, I noticed that a lot of people were asking Kim Kardashian West to do more than RT others’ messages. Well, she finally did.
The biz mogul and reality TV star penned an emotional message on her personal blog.
“This week we watched Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, two innocent black men, get senselessly murdered by police officers,” she opened. “Like a lot of you guys, I watched the videos, and was appalled and completely heartbroken. I was left speechless, angry and numb.”
Kardashian West is mom to two bi-racial children: 3-year old daughter, North and 7-months old son, Saint and she relayed how the shootings made her feel about her own children.
“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.”
She addressed the police killings and anger against officer too.
“The last thing we need is to fuel anger with more hate or violence, especially toward the many incredible police officers who risk their lives every single day to protect our families and communities,” she wrote. “We must peacefully use the power of our voices and the strength of our numbers to demand changes in the judicial system so that brutality doesn’t ever go unpunished.”
She concluded with a call to action.
“It is our responsibility as Americans and as parents to create a safe future for our children,” she wrote. “We must do something NOW. We must speak up until we are heard and real, effective changes are made.”
And she listed the names of some of the recent victims.
“Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland, Sean Bell … and unfortunately so many more.”
She used her major influence people to contact their local legislators. She shared links to the Black Lives Matter movement’s site and donation websites to support Sterling and Castile’s families.
“Hashtags are not enough,” she wrote. “This must end now.