Kim Kardashian: “I Want To Raise My Children to Not See Color”
We’ve been hearing a lot about what Kim’s been craving and wearing while pregnant, but when she sat down with BET.com to talk about her recent film Temptation, she talked about actually raising her child once she got here. “I think that the most important thing is, how I would want to raise my children, is to just not see color,” she said. And Demetria L. Lucas of The Grio says the reality star should know ain’t no way that will be a reality.
“Sigh. This isn’t remotely likely to happen, given that Kanye West is the child’s father. West is after all, the one who threw down a cut card by announcing on live TV, ‘George Bush doesn’t care about black people.’ And he can barely make it through a song verse without addressing race. Despite Kardashian’s Utopian vision for their baby, there’s little doubt the child will learn about color at home. Now will it be the right message, given West’s affinity for dissing black, especially darker-hued women? Who knows?”
Besides, seeing race really isn’t the issue, nor is it impossible for anyone to be really, truly colorblind and it’s really naive to think they can be. Says Lucas, “But given the way black cultures and brown girls are marginalized, Baby Girl Kardashian-West will need her hue, her fuzzy hair, her other black features, and her culture celebrated and acknowledged more than most to make up for all the ways she will be singled out, slighted or unfairly mistreated because of the negative assumptions that will be made about her solely because she is black (or bi-racial, if you’re feeling PC today).”
She points out that by being black and female she won’t get the passes her mother got, especially when it comes to sexuality. Little Kimye would get all the backlash and none of the cash her mother got if she were to, say, release a sex tape. The world is ugly, though, so we can’t blame Kim for wanting protect her baby; we just hope she gets a little smarter about it.