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USA | Jul 21, 2021

Khloe Kardashian on raising a biracial child as a white mom

Juanique Tennant

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Khloe Kardashian

When it comes to being the mother of a biracial child, race is one conversation white mother Khole Kardashian doesn’t take lightly.

Appearing on Leomie Anderson’s Role Model podcast, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians reality star detailed that while she may not have everything about raising her three-year-old daughter, True, figured out just yet, one thing’s for certain, discussing the issue of race is a must.

While reflecting on her experiences as a white mother to her biracial daughter, Kardashian noted: “I will be always learning and trying to do the best I can do as being her mom, but I’m obviously not a woman of colour.”

“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,” said Kardashian.

Khloe Kardashian and daughter True Thompson.

However, contrary to such beliefs she stated: “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 that they’re going to endure once they’re in, quote, the ‘real world’.”

Though the Good American mogul is all for inclusion, she still wants her child to experience as much of the real world as possible.

She said: “I do want her to be exposed to as much inclusion, but variety as possible. I don’t want her living in a bubble… because we do have this very privileged life and I want her to know all types of life and all types of living and be very aware of that.”

As Kardashian endeavours to further educate herself on race while educating her daughter, she is happy that this is one challenge she won’t need to tackle alone.

Her sisters Kim Kardashian West and Kylie Jenner also have children by black men, putting them in a similar position to have these important conversations together.

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