“I want my children to grow up knowing that their lives matter. 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.”
Kim Kardashian West went on to mention that although many people may be feeling angry and scared, they should not violently lash out against police officers. She suggests that instead, people use their voices peacefully.
“It is our responsibility as Americans and as parents to create a safe future for our children.”
Similar to Beyoncé‘s open letter on Friday, Kim Kardashian West ended her letter with the names of black Americans who have recently lost their lives due to police brutality. She also offered a list of things everyone can do to help temper the current situation in the U.S.
The round-up included writing to state legislators or donating funds to Philando Castile and Alton Sterling’s families.
She ended her lengthy post with a simple tweet: “Hashtags are not enough. This must end now.”
Read Kim’s full post here.