Khloe Says Parents Who Don't Talk Race Are Failures | 22 Words

Khloe Kardashian opened up about the subject of race and how she's raising a Black daughter earlier this week and she claimed that parents who don't talk race with their kids are "setting them up for failure."

In an interview on Leomie Anderson's Role Model podcast, the reality star was asked "what kind of world" she wants her daughter, True Thompson, to grow up in "as a woman of color." Anderson noted: "She is a Black girl. What do you want to be different and how, as a mom, are you going to be able to navigate that space?"

"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," Khloe said of raising her 3-year-old, who she shares with ex Tristan Thompson. "I do want her to be exposed to as much inclusion and variety as possible. I don't want her living in a bubble. Because we do have a privileged life, I want her to know all types of life, all types of living and be very aware of that."

Khloe then noted that her late father, Robert Kardashian, made sure she and her siblings were always exposed to "the realities of life" and that is what she is intending on doing with True.

"I know some people get uncomfortable with talking to their kids about race or they think, 'Oh we live in a bubble. We never have to address that my child is Black.' Of course you do! You're only setting them up for failure when you don't talk about race and probably the things they're going to endure when they're in the 'real world.'"

She added that there's a "beauty" in being in a similar situation as some of her sisters, as both Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner are also raising Black children. "We get to have those conversations together," said Khloe, adding that she hopes to raise True in "a world surrounded by love" but also in one where she's "still very aware she is a woman of color."

"I have to educate her the best I can while still educating myself at the same time."

In 2020, following the murder of George Floyd and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, Kylie gave some insight into how she feels raising a Black daughter in America. The beauty mogul, who shares 3-year-old Stormi with Travis Scott, wrote that "we're currently dealing with two horrific pandemics in our country, and we can't sit back and ignore the fact that racism is one of them." At the time, she added, "I fear for my daughter and I hope for a better future for her."

"I'll never personally experience the pain and fear that many black people around the country go through every day but I know nobody should have to live in fear and nobody deserves a death like George Floyd and too many others."