Kim Kardashian recently spoke about her pregnancy and thoughts on raising her baby with Kanye West:
Kim Kardashian recently opened up on another topic that has honestly been on our minds, the challenge of raising an interracial child. During an interview with BET, the reality star discussed preparing for motherhood, including what she plans to teach her bi-racial baby about race.
“Obviously you want your children, for me, to travel the world and experience different races and different cultures everywhere so I think that would be something that is important to me to give as much information as I could.
The mother-to-be said she’s also gotten some tips from some of her pals.
“I have a lot of friends that are all different nationalities and their children are bi-racial, so they have kind of talked to me a little bit about it and what to expect and what not to expect,” she said. “But I think that the most important thing is, how I would want to raise my children, is to just not see color.”
I am sure her heart is in the right place, because one thing about Kim we know is that she has no problems with seeing beyond skin color. But she has the idea wrong though. Our goal should never be to ignore color or ethnic differences. Indeed, we should revel in them. Enjoy them. Different colors and looks and cultures make the world so much more interesting. We don’t want a colorblind society. We want one that appreciates “colors” and embraces them, and does not discriminate against them. I think in a way that is what she meant though. But I just wanted to note the difference. Nothing wrong with seeing color. How we react to it is the issue.
One other point on the excerpt above, which I read on The Huffington Post. The writer used the phrase “…the challenges of raising an interracial child…” Well of course I don’t agree that people are “interracial” since we are all one race, only culturally or ethnically different. But I also take issue with the idea that raising a mixed child is more difficult somehow. I have two and have no particular difficulties compared to friends who have kids who do not benefit from being mixed. All children are a challenge. Girls present challenges. Boys present challenges. Being a minority religion presents challenges. Disabilities present challenges. Let’s not make it out that being mixed is somehow a particularly tough situation. It, like the others mentioned, means different things. But all children are unique in that way.