• Thu, May 8 - 11:06 am ET

Kim Kardashian Just Discovered That Racism Exists, So Let’s Give Her A Round Of Applause

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Quick, somebody order a medal for Kim Kardashian, because it only took her 33 years to realize that racism exists, and this brilliant discovery must be rewarded. Now that she knows about it, she’s ready to take a stand by writing about it on her blog. Did you guys know that sometimes people discriminate against other people because of their race? It’s like so mean, and we should really do something about it.

In a post titled “On My Mind,” Kim admits that becoming a mom has opened her eyes to many new things, both happy and sad. The one really sad thing it’s taught her about is racism, which she was like so not worried about before:

“To be honest, before I had North, I never really gave racism or discrimination a lot of thought. It is obviously a topic that Kanye is passionate about, but I guess it was easier for me to believe that it was someone else’s battle. But recently, I’ve read and personally experienced some incidents that have sickened me and made me take notice. I realize that racism and discrimination are still alive, and just as hateful and deadly as they ever have been.”

I guess we can’t really be surprised that Kim didn’t think about racism because it’s not something that affected her, since that seems to be her philosophy about everything in life. It’s nice that she can admit that now, even if it took three decades and popping out a baby to understand that she was wrong. (P.S. I wonder why she thinks Kanye’s passion about race issues should be “obvious.”)

Kim goes on to declare that she wants to do something to solve this newly discovered problem:

“I feel a responsibility as a mother, a public figure, a human being, to do what I can to make sure that not only my child, but all children, don’t have to grow up in a world where they are judged by the color of their skin, or their gender, or their sexual orientation.”

For now the extent of her plan to end hate once and for all is to just “stop pretending like this isn’t my issue or my problem, because it is, it’s everyone’s.” It’s nice that Kim is starting to realize there are other people in the world besides herself, and that racism isn’t just a select group of people’s issue to deal with. It’s pretty disconcerting she’s just now finding out about it and taking a “You guys, did you know about this?” tone with it, but I don’t know what I was expecting. I smell a very special episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians coming up.

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  • Jenni

    Gosh, she’s like so aware and so deep and so WOW. We’re so lucky to have her in our lives to point out things like this to us.

  • Elizabeth Aspen

    Ugh. I don’t acknowledge the opinions of anyone who chooses to wear tortured, murdered animals.

  • Mai Linh Phan Le

    Bloody hell, racism exist. I did not know that but now because of Kim Kardashian I do. Well thank you Kim, for teaching me something that everyone knows. (Maybe except for Kylie and Kendall ;)

  • Guest 1

    What she is really saying is that she didn’t care about the negative affects racism has on people until it began to affect her personally (and her family.) Once her and Kanye had a baby, she started to care about how it could hurt them. It’s not as if Reggie Bush never experienced any racism, and they were together for years. But it didn’t personally affect her then, so she couldn’t be bothered to notice and/or care. I don’t think she really cares about how it hurts others, she just wants it to go away for her child (and as a result to also care a little about the father of her child).

    • Isabelle

      I’m white and I don’t see racism and I don’t give it much thought on a day to day basis because I don’t see it done to even the people around me. But people feel that it exists because they have seen it and I can respect that.

    • Myndee

      Do you really believe in Kim’s 30 plus years, she’s never seen any form of racism? She’s such a proud Armanian, wasn’t there a scandal when Kim appeared on a international cover of Cosmo during an anniversary of an Armanian genocide? And she said nothing about it when it was brought to her attention? She’s now trying to sound enlightened and educated and it’s coming off as moronic because she is.

  • Dannie

    I may be wrong, but I think the obvious part about Kanye’s passion she refers to may come from, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.”

    • Jill O’Rourke

      Ah yes, good times. Poor Mike Myers.

  • MCR

    You may scoff at Ms. Kardashian’s belated recognition of a problem that’s been a publicly debated scourge for centuries – and rightly so, she’s ridiculous – but she’s still one step ahead of people, including elected officials, who believe racism doesn’t exist in the United States, and will even make policy decisions based on that assumption.

    • Myndee

      But why has it taken her this long to realize racism exists? She has been married to two black men already and dated multiple black athletes, and she’s only realizing racism exists when she starts seeing Kayne West who thinks all white people are out to get him? I think Kayne wrote the blog post trying to make her sound more cultured and intelligent and less of a self centered moron

  • Sexlovesounds

    I think Kanye’s passion about race is “obvious” because he raps and speaks about it all the time.

  • Who cares

    Good god, what a waste of epidermis and consciousness. Why didn’t the parents use a condom