Kim Kardashian Says Having 'Four Black Kids' Made Her Pursue A Legal Career

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Kim Kardashian has said her experience of mothering four mixed race children led her to pursue a career in law.

Appearing with Cher and Naomi Campbell on a biker-themed cover of CR Fashion Book by Carine Roitfield, Kardashian spoke about her passion for prison and justice reform in the US and why she has embarked on a career in law in a bid to put all her efforts behind it.

The entrepreneur revealed that becoming a mother, specifically to 'four black kids' with her husband of five years Kanye West, made her look at the way the justice system 'discriminates' against people of colour.

'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. 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,' she said, per People.

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'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.'

Kardashian and West are parents to six-year-old North, their eldest, son Saint (four), Chicago, two, and their youngest Psalm who will turn one in May.

Kardashian famously petitioned the US president Donald Trump and the government to grant clemency to Alice Johnson, who had been behind bars for 22 years for a non-violent drug charge. In 2018, Trump pardoned Johnson and she was released from prison.

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Kardashian has gone on to demand rights for other prisoners like Cyntoia Brown - who was granted clemency in August - and soon will be giving an insight into her legal career to her fans in her upcoming documentary Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project.

Elsewhere in the cover profile, Cher discussed her activism and Campbell spoke of her long-running charity work in the field of HIV/Aids research and prevention.

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