Although she is a celebrated actress with her own reality show, Kym Whitley still lives in fear. The ‘Raising Whitley’ star tells the New Pittsburgh Courier exclusively that she is most afraid of her son being the victim of racial profiling in coming years.


“What I will tell my son growing up through the years is that you just have to be careful,” says Kim in terms Joshua interacting with the police. “When you see the police, don’t agitate them. There’s certain things you don’t do. We know there’s things they’ve done. I’m not the judge or jury, I’ve seen it with my own eyes. With my son, he’s going to come with questions–I have to explain to him that things happen in life. There’s certain things you can stand up for and there’s certain things you can lay down for.”

In addition to discussing racism in America, and what she is doing to prepare her son, Kym also tells the Courier that parenthood has transformed her from the inside out. “It’s changed me, grounded me, I’ve stopped chasing dudes as much. There’s a fulfillment in me. It grew me up. It makes you look at life and my career differently. Everything changed.”

You can see the changes in Kym Whitley every week on ‘Raising Whitley,’ which airs on Oprah’s OWN network. Joshua is the star’s only child.



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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