Kim Kardashian is opening up about what it feels like raising two black sons and how it has strengthened her commitment to criminal justice reform.
In recent times, Kardashian has made headlines for lending her voice to the plight of several convicted inmates, but it’s not only because her late father was a lawyer or that she’s studying to become one.
Kim Kardashian at the release of "Fantasize" on March 5, 2018 in Hollywood, California | Photo: Getty Images
THE "MOMMY" FACTOR
During a recent interview with Jenna Bush Hager on The Today Show, Kardashian, 39, revealed that becoming a mother helped propel her activism.
The reality star and her husband, rapper Kanye West, are parents to four children – six-year-old daughter North, three-year-old son Saint, one-year-old daughter Chicago, and the baby of the house, son Psalm, who is only six months old.
"When you become a mom, you become so protective. You want to hopefully make their world the most perfect place ever, and ours obviously isn’t."
THE RODNEY REED CASE
The "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star was recently instrumental in securing a stay of execution for Rodney Reed, a black man who has been on death row for over 20 years in Texas.
According to PEOPLE, Reed, now 51, was found guilty in 1996 by an all-white jury for the murder of Stacey Stites, a white 19-year-old lady.
New evidence has however brought the conviction into question and prompted many activists and celebrities, including Kardashian, to speak on his behalf.
ON RAISING BLACK MEN
The KKW Beauty founder admitted that she's not oblivious to the plight of the average black man in America. "I definitely see, especially how black men are treated in this country; still differently," she said.
"I'm raising two black men, and so I want to make sure that my world and their world is as safe and as fair as possible," Kardashian added.
The reality star carried her first and second children but welcomed the youngest two via surrogate due to health complications.
THE HISTORY OF PSALM
During a recent episode of "Keeping up with the Kardashians," she revealed that Psalm was almost named Ye after his father’s informal moniker.
"His name was going to [be] Ye, but Kanye didn’t like Ye because Ye doesn’t mean anything," Kardashian said to her family on the show. ,
"We looked up every name in the bible that had Ye in the beginning, and the only name was Yehezkel," she continued. "And [sister Kylie Jenner] called at the last second and was like, 'No!'"
Kardashian has revealed that baby Psalm has such a pleasant personality and regularly gives fans a peek into her kids’ relationship via social media.
In July, the mom-of-four shared a photo of Saint and Psalm appearing to take a nap. She then revealed it was the big brother’s idea to stage the shot.
"Saint said he's gonna pretend to sleep with his brother. He always wants a pic to capture every moment. You have no idea how sweet my boys are!"
Who's heart wouldn’t melt over such cute kids, and what mother wouldn’t want to make the world a safer and fairer place for them? We get you, Kim Kardashian.
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