Business woman and reality TV-star Kourtney Kardashian shared her thoughts on her social media page and her website Poosh about the protests regarding George Floyd’s murder, racism, and police brutality.
According to Entertainment Tonight, the mother of three talks about variety of topics such as racism, white privilege, having an open conversation, learning new things, and how to be a change.
On Police Brutality And White Privilege
“There is a natural instinct to protect my children from anything that might make them feel sad or unsafe,” she began, adding that “the pain and suffering inflicted by racism is not a thing of the past and I bare [sic] the responsibility to speak with my kids honestly and often about it, even when the truth is uncomfortable.I have to make sure they understand what it means to have white privilege and to take the time to learn and discuss Black History, beyond just one short month out of the year.”
On Having An Open Conversation
“I encourage other mothers to join me in using this as a learning lesson for our children, to allow our children to feel comfortable enough to come talk to us about anything. Allow conversation without judgement, and learn from our children too.”
On Learning New Things
“We don’t know it all. My children sometimes ask questions that I may not know the answers to, so we explore them together. I’ve felt like I’ve always been on the right side of this, but I have a lot to learn and want to educate myself even more, so that I can be a better mother, a better auntie to my nieces and nephews, a better friend, and a better person.”
On How To Be A Change
“We should all want to do better and be better. The best way to teach respect, love, and kindness is by modeling it. The best way to teach the importance of using your voice and standing up for what is right and what you believe in is by modeling it. I have always felt the importance of allowing my kids to be who they are, to give them the tools they need, structure and security as a parent, but to not mold them into any ideal. There is so much I learn from them every day, so much light and perspective they bring to situations, so I encourage you to be open to that as well.”
Kardashian, the mother to 10-year-old Mason, seven-year-old Penelope, and five-year-old Reign, added a list of books that people can read to their children during this life changing moment in history.
On Wednesday, the reality star shared that she donated to the NAACP and The Bail Project.