Reality star and beauty mogul Kim Kardashian has made no secret of her part-time study as an aspiring lawyer. But while many might think that the star was inspired by her late father, Kardashian has now revealed that her interest came from an entirely different place.
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During her cover story interview for CR Fashion Book, where Kim posed alongside icons Cher and Naomi Campbell, the selfie queen spoke candidly about her passion for the criminal justice system and the release of her documentary Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project, which will air on April 5th.
The 39-year-old shared that “raising four black kids” with husband Kanye West, made her more aware of how “discriminatory” the system is towards people of colour, which has fueled her passion for wanting to do better.
“My evolution on this is probably some combination of growing up, getting married, having kids, and my life being so different than what it was when I was starting out,” she explained, per People.
“Now, I feel like I have a duty to myself and to my children more than the public and I want to be a good role model for my kids.
“I’m raising four black kids in this society and our system is so discriminatory against black and brown people. I want to do as much as I can to make their lives easier…I never knew much about the system until I started to dig in, and once I learned and saw how many things were wrong, I really couldn’t stop.”
Although Kim is yet to finish her law degree, the star famously visited US President Donald Trump to ask him to grant clemency to Alice Johnson, a grandmother who had been in jail for 22 years for a non-violent drug charge. In 2018, Trump pardoned Johnson and in 2019, Kardashian also successfully got Cyntoia Brown granted clemency.