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Kim Kardashian on raising children amid racism

Published 01/07/2015

Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian has opened up about a host of topics, from racism to her views on gun control.

The 34-year-old reality TV star and her husband Kanye West are parents to two-year-old daughter North and are currently expecting a brother for her.

Kim has been open about experiencing racism because she is in an interracial relationship, and it's something she thinks about when it comes to her kids too.

"I did have an awful experience on a plane once; she was slurring racial things at me. North was less than one so she didn't know. I was about to go over and say something, then an Indian man stopped me and said it just isn't worth it," she explained.

"So I have experienced it but Kanye and I together are so open, he is vocal about race, so I think we'll be really helpful for our children."

Kim was speaking at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco last night, a prestigious venue which has previously laid on talks by Martin Luther King, Jr.

The star explained that she plans to utilise some advice given to her by her late father Robert when it comes to raising her children.

"We will talk to our children the way our dad spoke to us. He had lots of friends in biracial relationships and I think he knew I would be in an interracial relationship, he would tell me story after story," she explained.

Kim touched on many topics during her speech, and she answered some audience questions. She revealed that Kanye's late mother Donda is the person dead or alive that she'd most like to get to know, and opened up about her step-father Bruce Jenner's transition into a woman.

Caitlyn Jenner made her debut on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine last month and a host of stars spoke out in support of her strength, something which Kim and her family were blown away by.

"We showed everyone in the show [Keeping Up with the Kardashians] because everyone has a different emotional transition of their own to accept this. Sometimes I think it's about Caitlyn, but it's the family around," she said.

"We go to group therapy together. Caitlyn has taught me to be less judgemental. I'm just so happy that people have been so open to this change."

Kim is used to being judged and admitted feeling stigmatised at times, insisting she works extremely hard. She has no problem polarising people with her photoshoots either, admitting that her Paper magazine cover last year probably wouldn't have gone down well with her dad. She was completely nude in it, with oil rubbed over her butt.

It wasn't all so lighthearted though, with the star also speaking about a hotly-debated area of American politics.

"If there was gun control... they scare me so much," she said.

"I'm not the type to have them in my house - the security at the front of my house might but not in my house. I truly honestly believe we don't have strict enough gun control laws and it would change a lot."

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