Kim Kardashian West doesn't want her kids to grow up afraid of the police because they're black, a sentiment she voiced in a poignant blog post in wake of this week's high-profile gun violence.
"I want my children to grow up knowing that their lives matter," Kardashian wrote in a post published to her website on Friday.
"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."
Kardashian West also showed solidarity with police officers following a Black Lives Matter protest on Thursday where five officers were killed by snipers who ambushed the peaceful march.
"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," she wrote.
"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 West's post was a response to gun violence that cost several lives this week including two black men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, each of whom died at the hands of police officers.