Khloe Kardashian has opened up about the importance of discussing race with her daughter, True Thompson. The Keeping Up With The Kardashians (KUWTK) star recently stopped by Role Model to share her perspective about race as it relates to parenting.
Khloe says she wants True to be raised “in a world surrounded by love,” but also be “still very aware that she is a woman of color.”
“I have to educate her as best as I can [while] still educating myself at the same time,” Khloe shared with the podcast host. “[I] will be always learning and trying to do the best I can do as being her mom, but I’m obviously not a woman of color,” the celebrity mom added.
True Thompson is Khloe Kardashian’s daughter with NBA player Tristan Thompson. The little one celebrated her third birthday in April.
“I don’t want her living in a bubble — ’cause we do have this very privileged life,” Khloe admitted during her interview with Role Model. “I want her to know all types of life and all types of living, and be very aware of that,” the KUWTK star added.
Some parents prefer to refrain from discussing racial matters with their kids. Khloe, however, is a strong advocate for presenting reality to children.
“Some people get uncomfortable with talking to their kids about [it], or they think, ‘Oh, we live in a bubble. We never have to address that my child is Black,'” Kardashian shared with Role Model. “I mean, of course you do,” Khloe exclaimed. “You’re only setting them up for failure if you don’t talk about race and the things they’re going to endure when they’re in, quote, the ‘real world,'” the celebrity mom shared.
True continues to influence her mom to view life from a different perspective. “It’s a never-ending journey being a mother. It’s not just when they’re 18 and you just forget about them,” Khloe explained during her recent interview. “You really think that as a kid, but you’re always their mom — that’s always turned on.”
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