Kim Kardashian West: ‘I Want My Children to Grow Up Knowing That Their Lives Matter’

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Kim Kardashian West called for peace Friday following the deaths of two black civilians at the hands of police officers that has caused a public outcry.

In an open letter posted to her website, Kardashian West decried the police shootings that left Alton Sterling and Philando Castile dead on camera, relating that she does not want her son to have to grow up fearing for his life.

“I want my children to grow up knowing that their lives matter,” Kardashian West wrote. 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.”

Some fans were upset earlier in the week that Kardashian West, who has two children with Kanye West, did not use her social media following to voice support or express concern, instead opting to retweet others and post photos.

Kardashian West’s statement was similar to one penned by Beyoncé on Thursday, calling for an end to violent interactions between minorities and police officers, while advocating peace and calling for fans to take action by demanding change from their local representatives.


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