Kendall Jenner is speaking out the injustice brought to light by the murder of George Floyd.
The “Keeping Up With The Kardashian” star followed suit with her famous sisters by voicing her support for the protesters and demanding justice. Kendall admitted that she will never truly understand the black experience, but she acknowledged her white privilege and vowed to make a change.
“to everyone reading this and to myself: keep researching, reading, and educating yourself on how we can become better allies,” Jenner wrote.
“I’ve been doing a lot of thinking these past few days and my heart has been so heavy. I’m angry and hurt just like so many, Kendall wrote.
She continued, “I will never personally understand the fear and pain that the black community go through on a daily basis, but i know that nobody should have to live in constant fear. I acknowledge my white privilege and promise I will continue to educate myself on how I can help.”
Jenner stressed the importance of enacting real change and not just posture on the internet.
“raging on platforms can not be all that we do in order to repair the system we need to take real action, off of social media. this is a time to have those uncomfortable conversations with people and mainly with ourselves. we must also make sure we are ready to vote when the time comes to elect the right people into office.
the one truth that will always ring loudest is that BLACK LIVES MATTER. ❤️
rest peacefully George Floyd and all victims of this horrible injustice,” she wrote on Instagram.
Jenner included several powerful images that she was passionate about, including President Obama’s statement that called for citizens to effect change with their vote.
“So if we want to bring about real change, the choice isn’t between protest and politics––we have to do both. We have to mobilize to raise awareness, and we have to organize and cast our ballots to make sure that we elect candidates who will act on reform,” he tweeted.
In addition to using her platform to speak up for what she believes in, she also made it easy for her millions of followers to donate/find ways to help the cause of quality by linking to Black Lives Matter. As she mentioned at the beginning of her statement, she encouraged everyone to ” keep researching, reading, and educating yourself.”
Her sentiments seem to echo those of her sisters, Kim Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian.