Scross the nation, Black communities have been mourning the senseless police killings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling. Understandably, Black parents have been on edge over the safety of their sons as they walk out into a world that seems to be in erupting in violence and putting targets on the backs of young Black men. And celebrities aren’t immune to that fear for their young Black boys either. As fans learned this week, celebrities like Halle Berry and Kim Kardashian feel the same fear for their sons as well.
Recently, Kim Kardashian posted a heartfelt message on her website, explaining that she was heartbroken by the deaths of Castile and Sterling. She also shared that she’s fearful for her young son, Saint, whose father is Kanye West, and that she worries that he may grow up fearing the police because of his Black skin.
“This week we watched Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, two innocent black men, get senselessly murdered by police officers. Like a lot of you guys, I watched the videos, and was appalled and completely heartbroken. I was left speechless, angry and numb,” Kardashian wrote.
“I want my children to grow up knowing that their lives matter. I do not ever want to have to teach my son to be scared of the police, or tell him that he has to watch his back because the people we are told to trust—the people who “protect and serve”—may not be protecting and serving him because of the color of his skin,” she wrote
Kardashian also wrote about the tragic Dallas police shooting, in which five officers were killed and seven were injured by sniper Micah Xavier Johnson.
“The last thing we need is to fuel anger with more hate or violence, especially toward the many incredible police officers who risk their lives every single day to protect our families and communities. We must peacefully use the power of our voices and the strength of our numbers to demand changes in the judicial system so that brutality doesn’t ever go unpunished,” Kardashian wrote.
However, Kardashian’s not the only one who felt such sorrow for this chaotic week and fear for her son. Read what Halle Berry had to say on the matter after the cut.