Feb 27, 2020

    Kim Kardashian Said "Raising Four Black Kids" Is The Reason She's Pursuing A Legal Career

    "I'm raising four black kids in this society, and our system is so discriminatory against black and brown people."

    Over the last couple of years, Kim Kardashian has had a career change of sorts, swapping the ~showbiz~ life for a legal one.

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    Ever since she contributed to the release of Alice Johnson from prison in 2018, Kim has become passionate about criminal justice reform — so much so that she's actually studying to become a lawyer.

    Speaking of her decision to take the bar, Kim said: "I just felt like I wanted to be able to fight for people who have paid their dues to society. I just felt like the system could be so different, and I wanted to fight to fix it, and if I knew more, I could do more."

    And, earlier this month, Kim confirmed that she'd successfully passed the first year. She also revealed that she aims to "give up being Kim K" in ten years to set up her own legal firm.

    Well, Kim has now opened up about the reason she's pursuing this new career with such vigour — and it's much more personal than she's admitted before.

    Speaking to CR Fashion Book, Kim revealed that raising "four black kids" in America has played a huge part in her reevaluating issues of social justice.

    "I'm raising four black kids in this society, and our system is so discriminatory against black and brown people," Kim said. "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," she went on, "And once I learned and saw how many things were wrong, I really couldn't stop."

    Kim went on to explain that her priorities have shifted hugely over the last decade, and she now feels a "duty" to be a role model to her children.

    "My evolution on this is probably some combination of growing up, getting married, having kids, and my life being so different than it was when I was starting out," she said.

    "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 added.

    Her admission comes just two weeks after she admitted that studying law is highly challenging in the midst of juggling such a hectic family life.

    "Studying is in my afternoons," she said. "I go to the office, and then I do my extra reading and stuff at home from 9 until 11."

    "It's so hard," she added. "I'm about to take the baby bar in a few months which is a necessity in order to continue on for the next three years. It feels good, but it's very hard."

    Ellie Woodward is Celebrity and Entertainment Editor for BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

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