After days of mulling over what she should say about the death of George Floyd and the protests going on across the country, Khloe Kardashian issued a public statement about her feelings as a mother of a black daughter.
The “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star had trouble putting her feelings into words but managed to pen a powerful statement on Sunday. Khloe addressed the tragedy that went down in Minneapolis, Minnesota where Floyd died after pleading with police that he couldn’t breathe with a forceful knee on the back of his neck.
The reality star started her statement by expressing her disgust by how Floyd was killed.
“Like so many of you I am angry, heartbroken and disgusted by the murder of George Floyd,” Khloe wrote on social media.
“We have seen this too many times. Black people have been discriminated against, victimized and murdered for too long, and have shown superhuman resiliency in the face of constant adversity. It is incomprehensible to me that it’s 2020 and people continue to restrict, stereotype, damage and oppress people of color, and that racism is a constant reality.”
Kardashian shares a 2-year-old daughter with Tristan Thompson and while Khloe identifies as white, she said that she’s worried for her daughter’s future.
“It breaks my heart to think about parents having to teach their children how to stay alive. No father should fear for his son’s safety every time he steps foot out the door every morning,” she continued.
“No mother should live in fear like that, and as I think about my own daughter, my future children, and all of our children, I know that we have to create a better future for them. One filled with love, light, and compassion, not one filled with hatred and ignorance, and I vow to continue to teach my daughter every single day, and with every opportunity I get, to have love for others, regardless of the color of their skin, their sexuality or their religious beliefs.”
“People are not born racist, they are taught these beliefs, and we must do our part to stop this cycle and put an end to racism in this country.”
She continued her lengthy statement by admitting that she is aware of her white privileged but vowed to use her platform to inspire change.
“I continue to pray for equality for all, understanding and love, and I remain hopeful that together we can help get justice for George and his family, and for every black American who has been murdered, mistreated, abused and ignored. I will do my part. I know that I am privileged, in more ways than one, and I will use that privilege to fight for you. I will not let George Floyd’s name be forgotten. I will speak up, and speak out against discrimination, fearlessly and louder than ever before. I will stand with you, as together we fight for what’s right. I will vote for those who stand for equality and justice, and against racism, bigotry and corruption. I urge you to do the same.”
Koko admitted that the journey to true equality will not be an easy one but she expressed that she believes that the country can come out of this and make life about love and compassion.
“This battle is not insurmountable, and any action, no matter how small, can be enough to make a difference, because it’s going to take us all coming together to demand change. Please do what you can to make your voice heard and to show compassion, educate yourself and teach others. Sign petitions, text and call, talk to your friends and family about what’s going on, protest, demonstrate, cry, scream and shout!”
“Change MUST happen! Black lives DO matter! We can, we must, and we will change the future.”