Kim Kardashian-West is the latest celeb coming forward to speak out on the recent unjust killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. In an essay posted to her website and app titled "#BLACKLIVESMATTER," the reality star touched on raising two Black children in a climate such as today's.
"This week we watched Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, two innocent black men, get senselessly murdered by police officers," she wrote. "Like a lot of you guys, I watched the videos, and was appalled and completely heartbroken. I was left speechless, angry and numb."
Kim, who has two young children with rapper Kanye West, then spoke on wanting her son and daughter to grow up knowing their lives matter as Black individuals.
"I want my children to grow up knowing that their lives matter," she said. "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."
Presumably addressing the recent killings of the five Dallas police officers, she added, "The last thing we need is to fuel anger with more hate of 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."
Get an in-depth perspective of the Black Lives Matter movement in the video above.
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