With America shell-shocked by the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of police, followed by the deaths of five police officers in Dallas, celebrities continue to speak out.
The latest comes from Kim Kardashian West.
In a post on her official website, titled “#BlackLivesMatter”, the reality TV star calls for immediate action against race-driven police brutality, not sympathy.
Being the mother of two children of color, Kardashian says she never wants to teach her children to be scared of police, despite the underlying racism that runs rampant through the American justice system. “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,” she writes.
Kim also includes direct links to find your local legislator to demand social and judicial changes now, adding that posting “hashtags are not enough. This must end now.”
She also adds links to donate to the families of both Castile and Sterling.
Read her full post here.