Khloe Kardashian is opening up about how she plans to discuss race with her daughter, True.
“I will be always learning and trying to do the best I can do as being her mom,” Khloe said in Monday’s episode of the Role Models podcast. “I’m obviously not a woman of color, but I do want her to be exposed to as much inclusion but variety as possible.”
Kardashian shares her three-year-old daughter with her ex-boyfriend, NBA player Tristan Thompson, who is of Jamaican descent. The 37-year-old reality star added that she didn’t want True “living in a bubble…because we do have this very privileged life, I want her to know all types of life and all types of living and be very aware of that.”
“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.’ I mean, of course you do,” Kardashian went on. “You’re only setting them up, I think, for failure if you don’t talk about race and probably the things they’re going to endure once they’re in, quote, the real world.”
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star added that the “beauty” of having sisters in the same situation is that they get to have some of those conversations together. Kim Kardashian has four mixed race children with Kanye West, and Kylie Jenner has a mixed race child with Travis Scott.
While Khloe admitted to not knowing exactly at what age she’ll have the conversation with True, she concluded by saying she wants True to grow up in “a world surrounded by love but still very aware that she is a woman of color.”
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