Khloé Kardashian wants to talk to her daughter about race and “privilege” so she doesn’t grow up in an insulated “bubble.”
The “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star stated that she works hard to educate herself so that her 3-year-old daughter, True, understands the world outside of their “privileged” community.
“I will always be learning and trying to do the best I can as her mother,” Khloé, 37, said on the podcast “Role Models.” “I’m obviously not a woman of color, but I want her to be exposed to as much inclusion as possible, as well as variety.”
“I don’t want her living in a bubble thinking, because we do have this very privileged life, I want her to know all types of life and all types of living and be very aware of that,” she added.
Khloé Kardashian has a co-parenting relationship with her ex-boyfriend Tristan Thompson, who is black, stated that she is not one of those parents who avoid discussions about race.
“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. I mean, of course, you do.
“You’re only setting them up, I think, for failure if you don’t talk about race and probably the things they’re going to endure once they’re in, quote, the real world,” Kardashian said.
The reality star went on to say that the “beauty of having some of my sisters in the same situation” means they can talk about race together.
Kim Kardashian, Khloé’s older sister, stated in 2017 that she is “very conscious” of raising their daughter North to be aware of her identity. She and her black ex-husband, Kanye West, have four children.
When asked when she will bring up difficult topics with True, Khloé replied, “Of course, we don’t want to overexpose our children or tell them things too young, and I’m not sure when that time is, but I think I’ll learn it when I’m in it.”