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Kim Kardashian on Black Lives Matter: 'Hashtags Are Not Enough'

Kim Kardashian on Black Lives Matter: 'Hashtags Are Not Enough'

Kim Kardashian is opening up about her thoughts on the recent police brutality shootings and why she wants her kids North and Saint to grow up knowing their lives matter.

“This week we watched Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, two innocent black men, get senselessly murdered by police officers. Like a lot of you guys, I watched the videos, and was appalled and completely heartbroken. I was left speechless, angry and numb,” the 35-year-old reality star wrote on her website.

“I want my children to grow up knowing that their lives matter. 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,” Kim added.

“The last thing we need is to fuel anger with more hate or violence, especially toward the many incredible police officers who risk their lives every single day to protect our families and communities. 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,” Kim continued. “It is our responsibility as Americans and as parents to create a safe future for our children. We must do something NOW. We must speak up until we are heard and real, effective changes are made.”

Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland, Sean Bell … and unfortunately so many more,” she concluded. “Hashtags are not enough. This must end now.”

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  • Wendy Robin Sirene

    Shut up and go away – you are an embarrassment, go away!!! You & your husband are offensive to look at everything you say, do is horrible!! The only one in your family that even looks human and not full of plastic and surgery enhanced is Kourtney & Rob, and Kourtney has something done. You have not made the world a better place.

    Your 4’9 with that fake huge butt, what will you look like when you are 50 years old. Go away!

  • willowbee

    Amen!

  • Lenny

    Like this stupid cow names & links everyone killed by non black person last few years.

    Martin was killed by another citizen in self defence. And apparently cops should just forfeit their lives if their conforted by black person with kill.

    What didn’t dumb bitch name all cops killed last year, not lady few years

  • zombie_hands

    like she’s the voice of reason. Who can take this clown seriously with all those selfies she takes of herself. Narcissistic much?

  • Asha

    She truly doesn’t give a crap about what is going on in this county. She only posted her statement because people called her out for positing a selfie when all of this is going on. She is so far removed from the reality of black people in this county. She will see though. He son is black. He may grow up to be rich AF, but in the eyes of the law and public…his skin color will be seen far quicker than his bank account. She can sleep with black men and appropriate black culture, but she doesn’t care about black people. We all see through her fake concern.

  • VanityInsecurity

    who are you kidding.. the nerve of this b*tch to go around acting like her son & daughter is like the rest of the public. No your son will never be put in that position cus you & your family are privileged!

  • Lenny

    A person with 5 armed bodyguards everywhere she goes and probably has police on memory dial, if she even hears a suspious noise at her house.

    Pretty sure all those cops had their day in court and their cases investigated by Obama’s Justice Department and FBI . Run by a black women and man the last 8 years .

    So is this cow saying we should just get rid our Justice system or have perfect cops who never overact or get scared or who should just martyr themselves.

    Kim it’s called Robo Cop.

  • Lenny

    A person with 5 armed bodyguards everywhere she goes and probably has police on memory dial, if she even hears a suspious noise at her house.

    Pretty sure all those cops had their day in court and their cases investigated by Obama’s Justice Department and FBI . Run by a black women and man the last 8 years .

    So is this cow saying we should just get rid our Justice system or have perfect cops who never overact or get scared or who should just martyr themselves.

    Kim it’s called Robo Cop.

  • parisjok

    she already knew the plight of a black man in these US and she still intentionally and on purpose had a son who will be 100% looked at as a black male since he took mostly after his black dad.

    it has already been proven over and over again that walking around with black skin as a male can and is very deadly at times. money, education, and zip code does not really matter if you look at the reason and distant past.

    she is in the same situation as Halle Berry with her half black son. one day they will have to go out into the world and the world will only see dark skin.

    she has every reason to comment and also to maybe worry about her dark skin handsome son

  • parisjok

    you are wrong, her son will be growing up with black skin and it does not matter what zip code, wealth, education, when he is growing up and out in the real world. wake up

  • Curt Noydb

    yeah ask Nichole Simpson that. Brentwood ain’t Compton.

  • Gina

    Exactly. If her son happens to be in a nice neighborhood, the police will think he doesn’t belong there. If he’s driving a nice car, the police will think he stole it. It never ends.

  • Gina

    That’s nice…who wrote that for you tho?

  • Wendy Goldeen Nhanicee

    Thank you Kimberly Noel Kardashian West, I’ve waited for this speech.

  • parisjok

    yeah, it never ends. true what u said.

    ask your Will Smith’s, Kevin Hart’s, Denzel Washington’s rich men walking with black skin of the confrontations they have had with your white police officers while having millions in the bank and living in mansions.

    many more well dressed well versed outstanding men walking around with brown and black skin who have been mistreated just because of the skin color and not looking like they belong or should be living that large and wonderful. sickening

  • Dimme

    So seriously believe the bullshit you’re writing.

  • Alien Visitor

    It’s the right thing to say but it’s still Kim K talking.

  • Mona

    First of all, it is absolutely disgusting to me how anything this disgusting creature says even makes the news, even the celeb news which granted it’s ridiculous because celebs are the bottom of the barrel but why is this hooker even famous???

    Secondly, is there any concrete proof that Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were actually innocent??? We do know they were both armed and didn’t comply with the police, usually anyone who doesn’t comply with the police gets either tasered or shot, that’s how it works, that’s what cops are trained to do. Or are we just taking the word of their families and girlfriends? What are they supposed to say anyway? I watched the video of the girlfriend of Castile, Diamond Reynolds and she’d just filmed the aftermath of after he’d been shot. We never see what lead to the police having to shoot him, we just see her version of the events and people took her word for whatever reason. The cop was distraught and indicating that he didn’t comply. If you comply with a cop when you’re stopped by them, you may get arrested but you’ll not be shot, simple as that. It’s important to listen to directions. African Americans are the most racist people in the planet, there’s an inferiority complex there that anybody can see. They think everything’s black and white, even though the policeman that shot Philando Castile was Asian, the guy targeting the Dallas police last night was specifically targeting the white policemen and women. Even with the “oscarssowhiteshit”, they don’t want equality, they want America to turn into Africa.

  • ValerieSimoes

    Why…Should she go away? Kim, has the right to care. and, to have a voice.

  • ValerieSimoes

    You have as much sense as a penny. Go away…please. Better yet, stop texting.

  • ValerieSimoes

    I agree.

  • ValerieSimoes

    I agree.

  • Mimi66

    Then raise your children to respect authority!! That’s how we were raised!!

  • Mona

    I wasn’t “texting” you, it’s open for anybody to comment here. I’m sorry if what I wrote made no sense to you, try reading it again maybe it’ll make better sense the more you read it, because most of what I wrote at least is common sense.

  • http://miisnothing.tumblr.com Irene

    I don’t think that’s relevant compared to what this article talks about.
    You’re not okay.

  • Torii Wehling

    Kim: Have you no shame? You only post when you think you will get the most attention. Shameful.

  • Julia Sullivan

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  • VanityInsecurity

    lol the real world? so Kanye & Kim live in a real world from you & I? Their children will probably never go to a real school, they won’t hang out with regular children & they will have luxuries you can only dream about.. they will have anything they want handed to them on a silver platter…Id say that is NOT our world.

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