Kim Kardashian West told Jenna Bush Hager on Monday morning’s The Today Show that when one becomes a mother, she also becomes very protective. She feels responsible to fight against social injustice to provide a more equal and better world for her children’s future.
The 39-year-old reality star discussed with Bush her work in criminal justice reform and how her being a mother made her an activist in creating a better society.
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star spoke about the case of Rodney Reed who was on death row in Texas for more than 20 years. He’s a black man arrested for murder but he denied committing the crime. Last Friday, Reed’s execution was suspended and Kardashian West was present with him during the announcement.
According to her, they felt overwhelming relief and hope when they received the news. It was very emotional especially when they heard him say “Praise Jesus”. She said she could just feel his soul when he said those words.
Reed, now 51, was convicted and found guilty by an all-white jury for raping and murdering Stacey Stites, 19, from Texas in 1996. However, doubts arose when they discovered new evidence. Many celebrities and activists were prompted to speak on his behalf.
Kardashian West’s motherly instincts motivated her to stand up for what is right especially if racial prejudice is involved. She said that she sees how black men are being treated in the United States and that she’s raising two black men presently. She wants to ensure that her world and theirs are safe and fair as possible.- Advertisement -
She and husband, Kanye West, are parents to sons Psalm and Saint and daughters Chicago and North.
Kim Kardashian West isn’t only a successful reality star and businesswoman but she’s also on her way to becoming a lawyer. She said that she is aware of her influence and that she wants to utilize it to shed light on cases that need attention and support. She added that attention can really help. She went on saying that they say it would take a village but to her, it really takes a country.