Kourtney Kardashian is teaching her kids about their white privilege

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Socialite Kourtney Kardashian took to social media Friday while vacationing in Costa Rica to lecture about “white privilege” and “encourage other mothers” to talk to their children about “racism.”

“As a mother, there is a natural instinct to protect my children from anything that might make them feel sad or unsafe,” she wrote.

“The pain and suffering inflicted by racism is not a thing of the past and I bare the responsibility to speak with my kids honestly and often about it, even when the truth is uncomfortable. I have to make sure they understand what it means to have white privilege and to take the time to learn and discuss Black History, beyond just one short month out of the year,” she added.

Kardashian’s post comes amid ongoing protests and rioting more than a week after Minneapolis resident George Floyd, who was black, died at the hands of police. The four officers allegedly responsible for his death have been arrested and charged. Former officer Derek Chauvin, who was videoed with his knee over Floyd’s neck as he pinned him to the pavement has been charged with murder.

 

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As a mother, there is a natural instinct to protect my children from anything that might make them feel sad or unsafe. The pain and suffering inflicted by racism is not a thing of the past and I bare the responsibility to speak with my kids honestly and often about it, even when the truth is uncomfortable. I have to make sure they understand what it means to have white privilege and to take the time to learn and discuss Black History, beyond just one short month out of the year. I encourage other mothers to join me in using this as a learning lesson for our children, to allow our children to feel comfortable enough to come talk to us about anything. Allow conversation without judgement, and learn from our children too. We don’t know it all. My children sometimes ask questions that I may not know the answers to, so we explore them together. I’ve felt like I’ve always been on the right side of this, but I have a lot to learn and want to educate myself even more, so that I can be a better mother, a better auntie to my nieces and nephews, a better friend, and a better person. For the rest of my note on Things I Teach My Children, go to poosh.com 🙏🏼

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“I encourage other mothers to join me in using this as a learning lesson for our children, to allow our children to feel comfortable enough to come talk to us about anything. Allow conversation without judgement [sic], and learn from our children too. We don’t know it all,” Kardashian, who is a mother and aunt to a number of nieces and nephews of color, continued.

“My children sometimes ask questions that I may not know the answers to, so we explore them together. I’ve felt like I’ve always been on the right side of this, but I have a lot to learn and want to educate myself even more, so that I can be a better mother, a better auntie to my nieces and nephews, a better friend, and a better person,” she added.

The fallout from the Floyd incident includes millions of dollars in damage to cities, the destruction of businesses, and increased attacks on police. Peaceful protests have repeatedly been hijacked by Left-wing agitators aligned with groups like Antifa, according to Attorney General William Barr.

Also, the ongoing demonstrations and violence have led several governors to call up National Guard troops to assist local police in quelling rioting and enforcing curfews.

As Kourtney Kardashian made her views known, it’s worth remembering not long ago President Donald Trump worked with sister Kim Kardashian on criminal justice reform. In particular, the president responded to Kim Kardashian’s appeal to have him pardon a black grandmother who she felt had been disproportionately sentenced to prison on a minor drug charge.

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Kim Kardashian met with Trump in the Oval Office in May 2018 to discuss criminal justice reform and a pardon for Alice Johnson, who served 21 years of a life sentence without the possibility of parole following a first-time drug conviction.

Trump commuted her sentence.

In March, before coronavirus consumed the country and the world, Kim Kardashian announced on social media that she would be meeting with the president again.

With the help of Kim Kardashian’s lobbying, President Trump signed the First Step Act in May 2018 after bipartisan support for the legislation in Congress. The law is a historic effort to assist former prisoners with a successful transition to a life of freedom after incarceration.

“President Trump promised to fight for the forgotten men and women of this country — and that includes those in prison,” top adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, who helped spearhead the legislation, said at the time.

“America is a nation that believes in the power of redemption,” Trump said during a prison reform summit at the White House, Fox News reported. “America is a nation that believes in second chances, and third chances, in some cases. And, I don’t know, I guess even fourth chances.”

Kim Kardashian is married to musician Kanye West, who has also rankled Leftists and black leaders for his support of the president.

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