Kim Kardashian Pens Black Lives Matter Essay in Light of Recent Shootings
“This week we watched Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, two innocent black men, get senselessly murdered by police officers,” she wrote. “Like a lot of you guys, I watched the videos, and was appalled and completely heartbroken. I was left speechless, angry and numb.”
“I want my children to grow up knowing that their lives matter,” the mother-of-two continued. “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.”
While Kardashian condemns violence as the solution, she does urge her fans to demand change. “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.”
At the end of her essay, Kardashian, like Beyoncé before her, provided several links to reach out to legislators, support the Sterling and Castile families, and learn more about the Black Lives Matter movement.
Head to KimKardashianWest.com to read the entire statement.