“There is a natural instinct to protect my children from anything that might make them feel sad or insecure,” Kardashian wrote in her note.
She wrote: “The pain and suffering brought about by racism is not a thing of the past and I bear the responsibility to speak to my children honestly and often about it, even when the truth is uncomfortable.”
“I have to make sure that they understand what it means to have a white franchise and take the time to learn and discuss black history, after only one month of the year.”
The younger Kardashian sisters, Kim Kardashian, Chloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner have given birth to children of black men and their brother Robert Kardashian has a daughter with a black woman.
Akbar Kardashian encouraged mothers to seize the opportunity to use “this as a learning lesson for our children, to allow our children to feel comfortable enough to talk to us about anything.”
“My kids sometimes ask questions that I may not know the answers to, so we explore them together. I felt I had always been on the right side of this, but I have a lot to learn and want to teach myself more than that, so I can be a better mother, and a better aunt for my children.” My brother, my nephews, a better friend, a better person. ”